Darick "DDS" Spears
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 Lifehack.org, 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. In the Summer of 2016 he released a full album called Breathe. He then 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 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. The group is now working on their EP release which has no title at the moment.
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.
In June 2017 Darick 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 artist. Like The Wu-Tang Clan, Darick DDS Spears is for the babies.
The album is produced solely by Darick DDS Spears (under his company Elevator Muzik Group) , a producer who is known for polishing and expanding the listeners’ approaches. The opening song “Darithmetic,” shows what beats and lyrics are all about. With quotable like:
“That All Eyes On Me Movie was boo boo, they should have uploaded that for free on youtube. Not a diss, just the opposite, it’s the truth.”
Then later on :
“Most of the time it’s the family that stabs you in the back, put you in the fire like Shad-rac, when you kick knowledge, dumb niggas think you’re abstract!.”
With other heavy hitters like: Pictures, Poetry Lane, and even an old school classic hip hop feel on My Essay; this 9-song album makes you feel like you’ve had a full-dinner plate of music.
In late 2017 the album Here Comes Trouble was released to acclaim as well as the all-instrumental album entitled The Beatsmith Vol. 1.
In May 2018, Darick released a short-documentary called "Milraculous," which set up for his acclaimed album release Milwaukee, which is now available.
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 Darick Spears.) In late 2018 Darick released Pastor.. Please Don't Please The People, and the acclaimed book And You Call Yourself a Christian. All available on Amazon & Kindle.