Our circumstances don't define who we are… much of this is true when it comes to Derrick Cobb. In 2014, Derrick Cobb was fresh off the runways of New York Fashion Week (NYFW). By this time Derrick has snagged modeling gigs with the likes of Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Michael Kors After a few years of being a professional model Derrick appeared on several the popular morning TV Show Arise 360, CBS News on Logo, and MSNBC Melissa Perry- Harris show to announce that he will be releasing original music and was signing with an indie label in Brooklyn, New York.
In 2016, through a mutual friend Derrick was introduced to Crystal & Cheryl Alford of TE Music and Critical Sounds Productions producer D.Gatez. Together, they began working on his upcoming EP ‘The Elements’. The EP represents Derrick’s life through all of the trials and tribulations and inspires homeless youth to never give up. Derrick was not only focused on music but, is passionate about showing the world what life is truly like for a homeless teen. By telling his story he hopes that he can change someone else’s story. When Derrick put out 'The Elements' in 2016 he began to understand the power of music. He was booking shows all over New York City. Venues such as The Helen Mills Theatre, The Sugar Bar, Make Music New York, and the famous Club Cielo in the meatpacking district to name a few. Soon Derrick was a staple in the New York City music scene.
While touring in 2017 Derrick snagged few small roles in three indie films earning him 3 IMDB credits. He also has become a brand ambassador for several high-end brands, most recently being Tiffany's and Co. as well even making it into the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) exhibition. In 2017 Derrick learned that his music was streaming in different parts of the world. Not only was his music streaming in the US, but also countries like South Africa, Japan, Russia, Brazil, and the UK started picking up his music. He filmed his music video for “Outta Control” in the iconic Limelight Church in late 2018 in his hometown of New York City. “Outta Control” the music video has now reached over 52,000 views on YouTube and has aired on MTv and BET.
To top this all off Derrick was invited to work with Grammy Award-winning producer Ebonie Smith and signed a demo deal with her. They began to work on a new sound and brand new material. Recording at Warner Music/Atlantic Recording Studios, Derrick and Ebonie developed a sound they define as "The New Era". Derrick then packed up and headed to Los Angeles in 2019 and quickly became one of the most sought-after new artists in his area. He was selected to become a member of the Recording Academy (Grammy Board) and was even able to record a song at the famous Capitol Records building in Hollywood, CA. He has since then headlined 4 shows in Hollywood and has been featured in multiple publications. His new music is very popular and ever-growing on streaming platforms such as Tidal, Apple Music, Spotify, and Amazon Music. Derrick is one of the hottest stars on the rise! His new music is very popular and ever-growing on streaming platforms such as Tidal, Apple Music, Spotify, and Amazon Music. By the end of 2020, his music was streamed across all platforms over 800,000 times. Coming into 2021 his music has played on many local and national radio stations and podcats. Be sure to check out his social media for the latest updates. Be sure to check out his social media for the latest updates.
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