JACKSON, WI, January 13, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Darick Spears has been inducted into Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Mr. Spears has garnered distinction as an entrepreneur, author and songwriter, music producer, filmmaker and audio engineer. Having released numerous albums under his label, Elevator Muzik Group, including the award winning "The World is Yourz," he also released a social EP album, "The One Love Project." Mr. Spears later released several singles, including "Paranoid," which won a Global Music Award, and "Where is the Love." Other albums include "The Workout Album" in 2017, "Penmanship" and "Here Comes Trouble" in 2018, followed by two all-instrumental albums, "The Beatsmith Vol. 1" and "The Mad Scientist." In 2019, he released "Played in Full" followed by "The Cares Pack" in 2020. Although his primarily genre is hip hop, Mr. Spears has blended jazz, country, gospel and other styles of music in his work.
Over the years, Mr. Spears has also become involved in filmmaking as the founder and owner of DDS Media Works since 2009. His films include "A Look Within the Prison Walls," "Pastor Howard: The Legacy Documentary," "Secret Success Stories," and, among others, "MILraculous (The Documentary)," which is available on Amazon Prime Video.
In 2019, Darick launched the brick-and-mortar store Darick Books "The First Bookstore of its Kind" - where he wrote and published every book in the store. He has written and published 100= books including "The Diary of a Stay-at-Home Dad: My Journal Behind Bars" in 2015, which quickly became a best seller on Amazon and availability in audio form. Mr. Spears also pens books and provides various other writing, video and photography services for clients. Looking toward the future, Mr. Spears aspires to expand his bookstore to additional locations both locally and internationally in the near future.
Writing since the age of eight, Mr. Spears' decision to form his book company came to fruition after becoming a stay-at-home-father for his three daughters. Writing became an outlet for him to release the stress and anxiety he was experiencing. The success of his 2015 book, which speaks about this life-altering experience, also led to several speaking engagements and, ultimately, his bookstore. In addition to his responsibilities as the owner of Darick Books, Mr. Spears is a monthly contributor and member of the Rolling Stone Culture Council. An exclusive community of forward-thinking innovators and influencers, the organization operates under Rolling Stone magazine and offers unique perspectives in the music, entertainment, media and other industries.
When Mr. Spears is not busy at work, he is active as a member of the Sound Doctrine Outreach Ministries, which was founded by members of his own family. Professionally, he has benefited from membership with the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.
Mr. Spears received a Bachelor of Arts in communications and media studies at Marquette University in 2005, followed by a Master of Arts in entertainment and media management at Columbia College Chicago in 2008. He completed additional coursework in video and recording technology at Madison Media Institute from 2010 to 2012 and is a certified audio engineer.
In light of his achievements, Mr. Spears' album, "The World is Yourz" was praised Among 25 of the Best Albums to Listen to for Productivity by Lifehack.org in 2014 and the first song on the album "One Love Project" was nominated for a Global Peace Prize in Hip-Hop in 2016. He was also a two-time IMEA Award nominee as a solo artist for Hip- Hop Artist of the Year and Hip-Hop Song of the Year in 2016 for his album, "Breathe." Additionally, Mr. Spears received recognition as an Australian Independent Music Award finalist in 2016 and as a Josie Award nominee for 2017.
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