Derick C Braggs
Singer, Songwriter, Artist
Derick's latest release, The Introduction of Rhythm & Truth, opens with Another Chance. It's Derick expressing his gratitude for being adopted and going through childhood confused and misunderstood then later having it all end up beneficial as part of God’s plan for his life. The second track, It’s over now, is a structural one-two punch. This mid-tempo anthem like song inspiring for all who have ever suffered abused at the hands of loved ones. The Introduction of Rhythm & Truth is a mixture of several genres of music combined on one project. As best summarized by Derick, “It’s music with a positive message…music with a purpose.” This CD consists of 13 tracks of musical entertainment at its best. The Introduction of R&T has both moving and heartfelt songs about life, social issues and the human spirit.
2005-present * solo artist
2008-2012 * Praise & Worship Leader
It's not every year an artist writes 20+ songs so that he can release 13 songs for his first commercially released album. Derick has written and recorded over 50 songs in many different styles. When you find Derick’s music, you will be right at home pulling up a chair and a pair of earbuds and soaking in his thought invoking songs.
His first release, We Can’t go on Like This, is an uplifting appeal for change. It raises awareness to the current state of the world which includes but is not limited to the present generation, crime, and the AIDS epidemic. It ends with a surprising invitation to discipleship.
The Introduction of R&T leads off with Only for you, a mellow, multi-genre track laced with love and appreciation. Included is We are More Than Conquerors, a multi-layered acappella tune that has a killer chorus and gorgeously layered harmonies. It's an obvious single and very inspiring. Then he goes from to easy listening to epic on Running, you hear drums, bass, guitars, keyboards and you're left wishing that the song wouldn't end.
2010 – MPIYA Entertainment – Galaxy Girl
2010 – Annointed Soldier – Life of a Soldier
2008 – Var G – Written in Blood – Fallen Souljas
2006 – SKS Records – Still Ya Folk
2006 – Govenor Reise – God Son
2005 – Derick
2003 – Foundation Ministries –
1999 – Close Range – Baby Tell me That you Want me*