(MEMPHIS, TN) – Mr. Del knows a few things about breaking away from toxic influences. The holy hip-hop artist is bringing that knowledge to print in Soul Ties: How to Detox From Toxic Relationships, out now via iTunes and e-book retailers. Del will speak and sign copies of the book on Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Booksellers at Laurelwood.
The book explores the three relationships that are the cornerstone to a person’s heart: Friendships, Kinships and Skinships. When these important relationships become toxic, they can affect our own growth and well-being. Mr. Del guides his readers toward healthy relationships that provide nourishment for the soul through understanding the situation, uprooting from the damage caused and untying from the toxic bond.
Mr. Del also recently released his seventh full-length album, Faith Walka, via Universal/Dedicated Music Group. The album and book will be available in a bundle at a discounted rate at MrDel.com for one week only leading up to the book signing.
WHAT: Book signing featuring Mr. Del’s Soul Ties
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 7 at 4 p.m.
WHERE: Booksellers at Laurelwood
ABOUT MR. DEL
Rapper/song-writer/producer Mr. Del is changing the face of music as we know it today. His nontraditional approach to Gospel accommodates the need for a REAL Hip Hop artist BOLD enough to proclaim the pure, uncut, unadulterated word of God. God's anointed Hip Hop Apostle, Mr. Del, is committed to sharing the Gospel in a way unknown to most secular and non-secular audiences with the purpose of taking his message 'to the streets". Formerly a member of the Oscar winning, platinum selling secular rap group Three-Six-Mafia, Mr. Del has rededicated his life to Christ and his message has changed to promote righteousness rather than sin. Mr. Del's music is widely recognized as Holy Hip Hop, it is laced with beats that range from southern street to east coast bounce. His undeniable energetic flow can be compared to that of many legendary Hip Hop greats, but his message is strong enough to penetrate the soul and edgy enough to catch the attention of youth everywhere. Mr. Del began writing, drumming and spinning as a child. He has released three albums on his independent label Holy South (of which he is President and CEO). He was nominated for Grammy in 2005 for the "Best Rock Gospel Album" category for his fiery feature "Shake 'em Off" on EMI Gospel's Holy Hip Hop: Taking the Gospel to the Streets, Vol. I. In 2005, Mr. Del fulfilled his dream of being on a major label and inked a deal with EMI Gospel. In August of 2005, this combined venture yielded its first album entitled "The Future". Recently, his second chapter was released titled "Hope Dealer” His lyrical style has been featured on music with legendary Hip Hop artist Cheryl “Salt” James of Salt-N-Pepa Fabo of D4L and Gospel artists Kirk Whalum, Lisa McClendon, Out of Eden, Debra Killings and label mate Canton Jones. Mr. Del can be found each Sunday and Tuesday serving as the Pastor of City of Refuge Church, in which, he founded in his hometown Memphis, Tennessee.