Darrell Kelley is on a mission and it looks like he’s winning big time. The singer-songwriter is one of the hottest musicians out of Atlanta right now and has over 21.5 million streams worldwide on Spotify and Soundcloud. His global audience is captivated by his intense and passionate dedication to social justice issues. All of Darrell’s music is composed with clear intentions and lyrics dedicated to specific events related to police brutality, politics, and even the pandemic.
On 9/11 in Memphis, Tennessee, at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium during the Southern Heritage Classic Darrell performed “Vote”, and “Take Your Knees Off Our Necks”. There were 40-50,000 people estimated to be in attendance and Darrell’s performance had them hooked!
Darrell has been producing and recording international hit singles since 2018 with songs like “Police Brutality” and “I’m So High”. Some of his most popular hit singles are “Georgia Finally Went Blue”, “Violence and Hate”, and “Kamala”. Darrell has also released two songs entitled “Corona Virus” and “Vaccine” this past year that have both taken off during the pandemic.
Darrell’s next stop will be an exclusive album release party at his own restaurant “The BBQ Spot” in Morrow, Georgia from 12-6 pm this Saturday, 9/18.
Then Darrell makes a trip to his hometown of Atlanta on 9/19 where he will perform at an extremely high-profile fundraising event, the Kasim Reed Fundraiser, hosted by Steve Harvey. Usher, Neyo and many other celebrities are expected to attend as well. Each ticket for this event is $2000 or $4300 for VIP guests. Darrell has historically used events and performances like this as a way to get high-profile elected officials or other celebrities to directly take action and support various social justice causes.
Darrell is also scheduled to be performing in Mississippi on 9/25-26 at the Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium and later at the Delta Bayou Classic on ESPN. Both performances are expected to be in front of 20,000-30,000 audience members.
It’s clear that Darrell has shown no signs of slowing down when it comes to amplifying messages he is passionate about and using his star power to help enact change. At the last Golden Globes, rumors began flying about Darrell’s future high-profile celebrity collaborations after he was seen rubbing shoulders with major executives and celebrities at exclusive after-parties.