Mr. Del

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Mr. Del
Birth name Delmar Lawrence
Also known as Mr. Del, Del Lawrence, The Hope Dealer
Born Memphis, Tennessee
Genres Christian Hip Hop, Southern Hip Hop,[1] Crunk,[2] Dirty Rap [early],[3] Hardcore Hip Hop [early],[4] Gangsta Rap [early] [5]
Occupation(s) Rapper, Record Producer, President of Dedicated Music Group (DMG)
Labels Dedicated Music Group(DMG)/Universal Music Group
Associated acts Holy South, Gangsta Boo, La Chat, Canton Jones, Mali Music

Mr. Del (born Delmar Lawrence), is an American Christian rapper and music producer. He is president of the independent record label Dedicated Music Group (DMG)/Universal Records.[6] According to an article published by, Del was formerly a member of the Oscar winning, platinum-selling rap group Three 6 Mafia. However, he was only featured on one song, 'Azz & Tittiez'.[7][8] He received a Grammy award nomination for Best Rock Gospel Album of the year[9] and 2010 GMA Dove Award nomination for Rap/Hip Hop Album of the year.[10][11][12] His first solo album, The Future (EMI Gospel), was released in 2005 and debuted at No. 15 on Billboard’s Gospel Chart. Hope Dealer, was released in 2007 and peaked at No. 47 on Billboard’s Gospel Chart and featured American jazz musician Kirk Whalum. Thrilla (DMG/Universal Records), was released in 2009 and debuted at No. 2 on the Christian R&B/Hip Hop Chart.[13]

Early life and career[edit]

Mr. Del was born Delmar Lawrence in Memphis, TN. He began his music career recording a song with the rap group Three 6 Mafia. After dedicating his life to Christ in 2000, he left the secular rap genre to begin his own ministry and record label.[14]



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