Derek Minor Paying It Forward in 2021
CHH artist Derek Minor may have taken a small break last year, but this year he is back and jumping into 2021 with intentions to be a blessing in the industry. On Twitter Saturday morning, Minor posted that he will be using his wisdom and resources to help an up-and-coming artist achieve their goals.
"This year I'm gonna bless some unknown artist that need a chance," said Minor. "...I want my legacy to be that I helped people get to where I"m at and further."
When it comes to the music industry, making it big and having a hit song is like a one-in-a-million shot. it takes hard work, perseverance, and faith. Whatever was on Derek Minor's mind before, this new clarity is empowering him to invest in the vision of new artists.
The Tennessee native made a splash on the music scene when he co-founded the hip-hop record label Reflection Music Group (RMG) with Doc Watson and signed to Reach Records in a joint venture between the two labels in 2011.
His second studio album, Redemption, charted at No. 8 on the Billboard Gospel chart and No. 31 on the Billboard Top Christian chart. His third studio album, Dying to Live, debuted at No. 66 on the Billboard 200, No. 1 on the Top Christian chart, No. 2 on the Gospel Albums chart, No. 7 on the Top Independent Albums chart, and No. 11 on the Top Rap chart.
You can hear Derek Minor Bless the Beatz with his lyrical genius on Marcus Sullivan's record "Shift The Culture" that released in Spring of 2020.
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