Derek Minor Drops “Empire” Album – Set For “From Now Until Forever” Tour

Derek_BannerChristian rapper Derek Minor has released his new album, Empire and is preparing to kick off a two month tour tagged “From Now Until Forever”.

Empire marks the fifth release for Minor and the first on his imprint Reflection Music Group (RMG). RMG boasts an impressive roster which includes Canon, Deraj, Tony Tillman, B. Cooper, & Chad Jones. The Empire release is the first for Minor as part of his new distribution deal through eOne Music.

Already receiving early attention from fans and critics, Empire is also turning heads in the sports and music community at large.  The album received early success from fans, reaching the #1 spot on the iTunes Rap and Hip Hop charts and a Top 10 spot on the overall iTunes Music Chart.

Derek minorMinor takes the album’s theme of growing the Kingdom of God, and enlists an all-star cast of like-minded artists to join him on the project. He shoulders much of the production on Empire but also features producer heavyweights such as SykSense (Drake, 6god), Gawvi (Lecrae, Andy Mineo),Tyshane (Lecrae, Tedashii), Black Knight (KB, Andy Mineo) and Dirty Rice (Lecrae). He also collaborates with artists such as Lecrae, Colton Dixon, Tedashii, Anthony Evans Jr., and Leah Smith on this 16-track release.

On the heels of the album release, Minor will launch the “From Now Until Forever” tour with Humble Beast recording artist Propaganda andKJ-52 (TPC MUSIC).  Special guests includeDJ MORPH on each show and many others throughout the tour.  Kicking off March 5, the tour is slated to hit 32 US markets and opens up the first night at the popular SXSW Music Festival in Austin, TX. Sponsored by NGEN and Spotify Music, the tour offers a unique advanced purchase exclusive pre-show offer to include a hip hop panel, exclusive un-released tour digital EP, early entry to the show, and one on one time with the artists from the whole tour.

The event promises to be a night focused on building and investing in the future of youth in each individual community.  The tour builds on the theme of Empire, with a commitment to encourage, equip, and enable young people to take value their voice and celebrate diversity in their lives.

“I’m super excited to be travelling with some amazing artists and friends,” explains Minor.  “The goal of this tour is to encourage us to love one another today because forever begins now. ”

Be sure to check out the “From Now Until Forever” tour in a city near you.

Empire is available right now at all digital outlets and where ever music is sold.

Get Derek Minor “Empire”
itunes    Amazon

 

 

“From Now Until Forever Tour” dates (more dates to be confirmed in the coming weeks): 
March 19 – SXSW / Austin, TX
March 20 – Houston, TX
March 21 – Dallas, TX
March 22 – San Antonio, TX
March 26 – Charlotte, NC
March 30 – Tampa, FL
April 2 – Tampa, FL
April 3 – Miami, FL
April 4 – Orlando, FL
April 10 – Hartford, IN
April 11 – Galloway, OH
April 16 – Popular Bluff, AR
April 17 – St Louis, MO
April 18 – Cincinnati, OH
April 19 – Spring Arbor, MI
April 22 – Kansas City, KS
April 24 – Lubbock, TX
April 26 – Midland, TX
April 30 – Las Vegas, NV
May 1 – Los Angeles, CA
May 2 – Rancho Cucamonga, CA
May 3 – San Diego, CA

 

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