Darick "DDS" Spears
Darick DDS Spears | Born Milwaukee, WI
Darick Spears is a songwriter/artist/producer that enjoys all genres of music. Though his core is Hip Hop; he loves to blend different elements of jazz, rock, country, gospel, and just about any sound together. His style is unique and original. He doesn’t like the idea of sampling, and in his catalogue of over 500 plus songs, he is the one-stop shop. With anywhere from protest songs, to songs dealing with any human emotion;
Darick always uses his own life experiences as his motivations for his music. He is truly a rebel in a pushing the envelope in anything he does, kind of way!
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 Lifehack.org, calling it one of the "25 Best albums to Listen to for Productivity.” In this album Darick 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 and an audio-book album version of his Amazon Bestseller Book “The Diary of a Stay-At-Home Dad: My Journal Behind Bars, which were both recognized on The Grammy Ballad.
Inspired by what's going on in the world today: police brutality, crime, injustice, religion. The One Love Project’s first song Cop Killuz, was 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.
Between January-March 2017 Darick released the singles “Paranoid” which won a Global Music Award, Growing Pains, and Where is The Love, “ and a full-instrumental album called “The Workout Album,” which were all well-received.
Darick DDS Spears produces, writes, performs and arranges his own albums.
Musically, his label Elevator Muzik Group, both polishes and expands their listeners approach. In the Summer of 2016 he re-released his underground albums FreeZone, FreeSpeech, Daydreams, & I Hope You Can Relate.
Some things just don’t mix together, like water and oil. Some people just don’t work well together like Kobe and Shaq. But some things just happen to have a touch of fate that brought them together, like the music industry’s new phenomenal and diverse group called “Happenstance.” This group is comprised of Pop Singer Dennis Sy, Jazz/Pop Singer Natalie Jean, and Hip Hop Artist/Producer Darick “DDS” Spears. Could they be the next Black Eye Peas? Nope. I would say they are the first “Happenstance.”
What brought them all together in late 2016, was a powerful single called “Shine On which went on to receive numerous awards, and even recognized on Grammy Ballad.” Shine On was so well-received that Deejays, radio stations, and other people were wondering what would be next.
In June 2018 Darick released a new Hip Hop album entitled Penmanship. The album which contains the much-praised 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 artist. Like The Wu-Tang Clan, Darick DDS Spears is for the babies.
In May 2018, Darick released a short-documentary called "Milraculous," which set up for his acclaimed album release Milwaukee, which is now available on Amazon Prime Video along with other Films Pastor Howard: The Legacy, and Darick Spears Presents: Secret Success Stories.
Milwaukee was praised by several publications as a critical acclaim. On October 5, 2018 Darick released an All-Instrumental Album entitled "The Mad Scientist." A week later he released a new video for his upcoming Hip Hop Project called "Rhyme Junkie," which is already getting great reviews. In 2019 he released an album entitled “Played in Full.”
In 2020 Darick collaborated with the fascinating artist Natalie Jean on a social powerful song called “We Kneel.” Darick also collaborated with Ella Miss & SlyArte on a song called “I Don’t Know,” and released a single called “Motivasion,” before finally releasing a full album called “The Cares Pack,” in June 2020.
As an author, Darick Spears is known for his 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.
In 2019 Darick opened up a bookstore called Darick Books in Milwaukee, WI. This Brick and Mortar is the First Bookstore of its Kind. Darick, who had written and published over 70 Books, sells only his books in his store and online. He also provides writing services, video, photography, and more for others out of his Creative Hub.
Darick has written, produced, composed, and acted in several films in which he has made. These include A Look Within The Prison Walls, Portrait of a FreeSpirit, Rebel of the Church the movie, Pastor Howard: The Legacy Documentary, and MILraculous (The Documentary), and Secret Success Stories (which is available on Amazon Prime Video.)