Darick "DDS" Spears
Elevator Muzik Group
| 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 2014 The World Is Yourz album, the man spent the year playing shows around the Midwest, New York, and even L.A. received praise from Lifehack.org, calling it one of the 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 and an audio-book album version of his Amazon Bestseller Book “, 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 , was nominated for a in Hip Hop June 2016. In Sept 2016 he was nominated for 2 as a solo artist for Hip Hop Artist of the Year & and Hip Hop Song of the Year from his 2016 album release called .
Between January-March 2017 Darick released the singles “” which won a , , and , “ and a full-instrumental album called “T,” 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 , , , & .
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 “” 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 “ 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. The group is now working on their EP release which has no title at the moment.
In June 2018 Darick released a new Hip Hop album entitled . The album which contains the much-praised song : a video has been released on . Darick says that he dedicates his new album to the Babies, musicians, poets, freedom fighters, and artist. Like The Wu-Tang Clan, is for the babies.
In late 2018 the album was released to acclaim as well as the all-instrumental album entitled .
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.
As an author, Darick Spears is known for his recent release and Amazon Bestseller “.” 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 Company. Releasing two books The Diary of a Stay-At-Home Dad, (A true story with such suspense, sexual innuendo, and much more), (find Darick at the core of his poetry), and the "Most Controversial" Book to date " (A true story from the life of Darick Spears.) In late 2018 Darick released , and the acclaimed book . In addition, Darick released his first lyric book called “The One Love Project Lyric Book,” based off his Grammy-Recognized album The One Love Project. In 2019, Darick has decided to release a new book every month. So far he has released "Milwaukee: The Lyric Book, Slaves To Obligation, & Sound Doctrine. Look Forward to more releases. All available on Amazon & Kindle.
Darick has written, produced, composed, and acted in several films in which he has made. These include , , , , and (The Documentary).