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    Detroit's Darrell Strickland Makes An Impact With Strickly Entertainment

     

    Detroit music executive Darrell "IT" Strickland is a visionary. He is bold, dynamic and intriguing. He is a vanguard in the Detroit music scene. Mr. Strickland is a champion of independent artists. His tireless work has helped a myriad of independent music artists take their careers to a new plateau. Darrell Strickland is the CEO of Strickly Entertainment where he specializes in event planning, distribution, concert coordination, marketing and consulting, He understands the plight of aspiring artists because he was once a musician himself.

     

    "IT" as some call him, was born and raised in St. Louis, MO. He learned to sing and play the guitar at at young age. At the age of 20 he moved to Detroit, Mi and formed his own band. They toured in Canada. He eventually received a single deal from Polygram and won a Juno award for his compilation. Equally important, Mr. Strickland released a very important DVD called "The Other Side Of 8 Mile." The DVD profiled Independent Hip Hop artists, labels and producers. "The Other Side of 8 Mile" was featured on Pay Per View and On Demand.

     

    Moreover, Darrell Strickland is also an actor. He has worked as an "extra" in such films as Sparkle, Division 19, Winter Sun and more. His hard work and dedication landed him a role as legendary producer Dr Dre in the Eminem video "Monster" featuring Rihanna. Darrell is respected in many circles for his music business expertise. He is a true professional with many key connections. He is quickly becoming Detroit's "Go To Man." "Detroit has a lot of talent. My company helps to nurture that talent and give hard working artists national exposure and distribution. My mission is to put them in a position to receive major recognition" states Mr. Strickland. Darrell's favorite quote is "Don't nothing come to a sleeper but a dream." He encourages all artists to keep God first and never give up!

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