Daz Dillinger is set to make a surprising foray into gospel alongside his mother, Dr. Allean Varnado Lang.
Dr. Lang is an evangelist who signed last year with Empty Vessel Music, an independent Atlanta-based label.
The video is for the song “I’m Good,” which Dr. Lang conceptualized around the premise of children who are neglected and written off as lost causes.
“I want them to know that God made them good, they are valued, and they can overcome their circumstances,” Dr. Lang told AllHipHop.com.
The video shoot with Daz kicks off the pilot EV Music Matters Program.
The community outreach program will focus on free music education for children in underserviced inner-city locations.
The first destination area has been confirmed as Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward.
According Scott Free, a pastor who services the Fourth Ward through the Adopt a Block program of the Atlanta Dream Center, skeptics should look past Daz’s gangsta rap persona and commend him on his participation.
“To some it may seem controversial and contradictory but I’m all for it,” Pastor Free explained to AllHipHop.com. “Who am I to say? I just know I am in this community everyday to be a different voice on the street and encourage the kids and love the community.”
Daz Dillinger’s last album was 2008′s Only On the Left Side, his 11th solo album.
The video shoot for “I’m Good” commences on January 31.