"A Presenter of Theater Arts to the New York Community Since 1987."

DL MUSIC was created by Darryl Lacy in 1993 in New York City. The purpose was to support the black artist in the music business. Its philosophy: “We believe that R & B or Rhythm & Blues is the “Pop” in Popular Music.”

R & B derived from Gospel, Blues and Jazz music forms. Rock ‘n’ Roll was born out of the R & B or race music of the 1940s and 1950s. All other music forms established since the ‘50s have also been influenced by R & B: Soul, Heavy Metal, Pop, Disco, and Rap and Hip Hop.

When the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences announce its nominations for the Grammy Awards each year, the selections are often not the most popular artists of the year. Therefore DL MUSIC’s first project was the DL MUSIC Review (1993 – 2001), a music report written by Lacy that recognized the most popular artists, producers, entertainment host/commentators, and music entertainment programs of the year. The article profiled the celebrants in various categories. There were five articles distributed: the inaugural 1993 report, and the 1994, 1999, 2000, and 2001 editions. They were distributed to artists, producers, record label executives, and media in the music business.

The second project of DL MUSIC was the recording of the song, Mockingbird by the sister and brother duo Inez and Charles Foxx, who released it in 1963. Lacy recorded a new version of the song with Ava Moses who was featured in DARRYL LACY PRODUCTIONS’ Nikki G: A Portrait of Nikki Giovanni in Her Own Words in 1990, and Friends, the play directed by Lacy in 1998. The Mockingbird track was produced by Lenis Guess Records in 1997.

Darryl Lacy and Ava Moses

Listen to "Mockingbird"