Unique, original, passionate, and entertaining: this describes Darick DDS Spears. Just one man with his mic, whose words, and performance can move an army.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 30 - 200 minutes
What to Expect
If hired, I plan to provide a great showcase. My music is my reality and a lot of people's reality. I use theatrics in my showcase. Things such as sound design, to make it seem as if you are really there with me. I also, want my fans to leave my show with a great feel of what beautiful music really is.
All I need to know is where to arrive and how long of a performance is needed? Also, if there is a need for me to hang around after my performance to speak. I also, wouldn't mind including in my performance some of my successes and failures. I have been to the Grammy's, won many awards, and my career is going great. Any encouragement and advice I could give could also be included in the performance.
Darick DDS Spears | Born Milwaukee, WI
Following the successful reception of Darick DDS Spears’s 2014 The World Is Yourz album, the
man spent the year playing shows around the Midwest, New York, and even L.A. "The World is
Yourz," received praise from (link hidden), calling it one of the "25 Best albums to Listen to for
Productivity.” In this album DDS writes about true life experiences, including relationships,
motivation and community issues.
When Darick decided it was time to start recording his second album, he found the songs that
shared some emotional states and community narrative threads. In June 2015, Darick released
the a powerful social EP album called The One Love Project which was recognized on The Grammy
Ballad. He dedicated this album for the people. Inspired by what's going on in the world today:
police brutality, crime, injustice, religion. The One Love Project’s first song Cop Killuz, has been
nominated for a Global Peace Award in Hip Hop June 2016. In Sept 2016 he was nominated for
2 IMEA Awards as a solo artist for Hip Hop Artist of the Year & and Hip Hop Song of the Year
from his 2016 album release called Breathe.
Darick DDS Spears produces, writes, performs and arranges his own albums.
Musically, his label Elevator Muzik Group, both polishes and expands their listeners approach.
Between January-March 2017 Darick released the singles “Paranoid” which won a Global Music
Award, Growing Pains, and Where is The Love, all singles from his new released album “And I
Don't Need No Hooks For This.“ and a full-instrumental album called “The Workout Album,” which
were all well-received. “And I Don't Need No Hooks For This.“ and has been nominated for 5
Josie Awards: which takes place in Nashville, TN in September 2017.
Recently, Darick DDS Spears has released a new Hip Hop album entitled Penmanship. The album
which contains the hit song Save the Babies : a video has been released on YouTube. Darick
says that he dedicates his new album to the Babies, musicians, poets, freedom fighters, and
The album is produced solely by Darick DDS Spears (under his company Elevator Muzik Group).
In the new Album Penmanship, one of the hit songs is Save the Babies a song that he dedicates
to babies, where he urges the families and the society to protect the babies from evil world.
As an author, Darick Spears is known for his recent release and Amazon Bestseller “The Diary of a Stay-at-
Home Dad: My Journal Behind Bars.” Thought Catalog called the book, one of the top 3 books for fathers
who are trying their best. He has began a new book department called the 21st Century Shakepears
Publishing Company. Releasing two books The Diary of a Stay-At-Home Dad, Sex Tells (A true story with
such suspense, sexual innuendo, and much more), Poetic Confinement (find Darick at the core of his
poetry), and the "Most Controversial" Book to date "Bitch.. Nobody Raped You (A true story from the life of
Connect with Darick DDS Spears
The music video “Save The Babies” can be found at the following
<a href="<a href="https://www.gigsalad.com/external/redirect/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ2lnc2FsYWQuY29tL2V4dGVybmFsL3JlZGlyZWN0L2FIUjBjSE02THk5M2QzY3VlVzkxZEhWaVpTNWpiMjB2ZDJGMFkyZyUyRmRqMVJNRlJEUjJrNVkzVmFUUSUzRCUzRA%3D%3D" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.gigsalad.com/external/redirect/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cueW91dHViZS5jb20vd2F0Y2g%2Fdj1RMFRDR2k5Y3VaTQ%3D%3D</a>" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><a href="https://www.gigsalad.com/external/redirect/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cueW91dHViZS5jb20vd2F0Y2g%2Fdj1RMFRDR2k5Y3VaTQ%3D%3D" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0TCGi9cuZM</a></a>
Additional Booking Notes
If there is a place for a mic or 2 to be hooked up, maybe a keyboard, that would be great. I can perform acapella as well. We can definitely work out the details.
Save The Babies
Where is The Love
Trust (Thinking of You)
Bout Tha Life
Hip Hop (In Da Park)
Bumper & Grill pt 2.
Influences & Inspiration
I'm influenced by acts from all genres. The Beatles, Marvin Gaye, John P Kee, Tupac Shakur, Wu-tang Clan, Sade, Bob Marley, Adele, to a whole slew of other artist. Music is in my veins.
Microphone, speakers, electric sockets, a chair