Among rising musical genres, the movement of Christian rap is certainly one of those showing unremitting promise, Christian rap, also referred to as holy hip hop, boasts large numbers of artists, promoters, managers and other industry professionals who consider it their mission to not only deliver the Good News of Christ and the salvation He offers through music, but to be living examples of His love as well. While some of these artists have the benefit of major music deals and mainstream radio success, many operate through independent labels, without the assistance of major distribution, management or marketing deals. Among those artists is Donny “D-MAUB” Harper of Cincinnati Ohio.
D-MAUB entered the pursuit of advancing the message of Christ with his music in 2001. He joined forces with an independent label early on in his hometown; however, he departed in 2005 to embark on his own. Together with Amber Bronson, D-MAUB founded One Route Entertainment. One Route Entertainment has experienced many accomplishments in the years through various bookings, showcase opportunities and building relationships with other artists and industry professionals. D-MAUB and One Route Entertainment has released six CD projects since 2005 and the successful Crazy Tones ringtone album in the summer of 2009.
On October 5, 2009, One Route Entertainment secured an agreement with Dedicated Music Group (DMG) for national distribution of future music releases from D-MAUB. Memphis, TN based DMG is distributed by Universal Music Christian Group. “D-MAUB is a very talented and anointed artist! I am very pleased to add him to the
DMG family and look forward to his ministry impacting on a broader level,” states DMG President Del “Mr. Del” Lawrence. Along with Mr. Del, former member of the hardcore rap group Three 6 Mafia, the DMG staff is comprised of Angela Green (Operations Manager), who is a noted Entertainment Lawyer and music publishing consultant; and Benita Bellamy of The Bellamy Group (Marketing and Promotions Director), an industry marketer who brings experience from EMI CMG, Sanctuary Records and Light Records.
“I am very happy with this exciting new blessing. I will be able to reach far more people with this type of deal and I am excited for all of One Route Entertainment in all of this,” says D-MAUB. Look for INSIDE OUT, the first national release from D-MAUB, to hit the street in early summer 2010. DJ’s, Record Pools and radio stations will expect to hear and receive D-MAUB’s first single before the end of 2009.
To find the latest news, music, and touring schedule for D-MAUB and One Route Entertainment, visit www.onerouteentertainment.com. For interviews contact Amber Bronson.