Darick Spears

Darick Spears

Title: Owner
Company: Darick Books LLC
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Darick Spears, Owner at Darick Books LLC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top business Owners for dedication, achievements, and leadership in entrepreneurship.

For nearly 20 years, Mr. Spears has flourished as a recording and touring musician, recording engineer, filmmaker, prolific writer and entrepreneur. After initially obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in communication and media studies from Marquette University in Milwaukee in 2015, Mr. Spears continued his education with a Master of Arts in arts, entertainment and media management from Columbia College Chicago in 2008. He followed with coursework in video and recording technology with Madison Media Institute in Wisconsin in 2012.

As a musician, Mr. Spears has released numerous albums under his label, Elevator Muzik Group, including the award-winning “The World is Yourz,“ as well as an EP, “The One Love Project.” In addition, he has dropped several singles including “Paranoid,” which won a Global Music Award, and “Where is the Love.” He has also released 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 primary genre is hip hop, Mr. Spears has blended jazz, country, gospel and other styles of music in his work. After founding DDS Media Works in 2009, he has produced the films A Look Within the Prison Walls,” “Pastor Howard: The Legacy Documentary,” “Secret Success Stories,” and “MILraculous (The Documentary).”

Mr. Spears has also gained fame as an author, producing more than 100 titles including “The Diary of a Stay-at-Home Dad: My Journal Behind Bars” in 2015, which quickly became a best seller on Amazon and available in audio form. Mr. Spears also pens books and provides various other writing, video and photography services for clients. In 2019 he founded Darick Books in Milwaukee, which, as the first of its kind, was the first bookstore to carry nothing but its owners’ printed works.

Thanking his persistence in writing from a young age and his deep faith as keys to his success, Mr. Spears aspires to expand his bookstore to additional locations both locally and internationally in the near future.

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