Derek Minor.

Derek Johnson, Jr. is a Dove Award-winning rapper, producer, actor, and label head, who has become one of Christian rap’s most sought-after artists in recent years. With an impressive discography that includes top charting albums like Minorville, Reflection, and The Trap, as well as two Grammy Awards for his production work for Lecrae, Derek Minor’s contributions to the genre are unparalleled. He has also collaborated with R.M.G and 116 Clique, and most recently, he has teamed up with Greg James and Thicc James for the EP I’m Lovely. Despite growing up in Michigan and relocating to Tennessee at a young age, Johnson’s passion for music led him towards a career in the industry. He attended Middle Tennessee State University and graduated with a degree in recording industry management. Throughout his career, he has released several mixtapes and albums, including Redemption, which peaked at number eight on Billboard’s gospel chart. In 2011, he released his second album, the conceptual masterpiece, Dying to Live, which topped the Christian chart and reached number two on the gospel chart.


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