Former Three 6 Mafia rapper Mr. Del is planning
to release Mr. Del Presents Holy South Worldwide, his first official full
length project since leaving the hardcore Hip-Hop group and converting to Christianity.
Mr. Del appeared on early Three Six material
and now preaches in Memphis, Tennessee, at the City of Refuge Hip-Hop Church.
"Worldwide is the introduction to
the new move in the music industry," Mr. Del said. "It represents
the Spirit of God living in this Hip-Hop generation."
Mr. Del, now a Pastor, also heads up the gospel
record label, Holy South Records.
Until the release of Worldwide, Mr. Del
dropped several Gospel themed mixtapes.
The concept of the "Holy South" was
born when Del dedicated his life to God in April 2000.
"The south has always been noted as the
dirty south, but we are a people that’s chosen by God whom has washed us with
his precious blood and now are declared clean," Mr. Del said explaining
the meaning behind the label name. "So we are not the dirty south, we’re
the Holy South."
He aims to make the label the "Christian
Warner Brothers" and is preparing several releases from various gospel
Hip-Hop groups signed to the label.
Mr. Del Presents Holy South Worldwide
hits stores today.