Derrick Youman, also known in the music business as Deryo, has been a vocalist, songwriter and producer since leaving college. His debut as a professional recording artist, was as a vocalist, producer and songwriter. It took place under the Arista Records label, as a featured lead vocalist with Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters.(The album entitled "Straight From the Gate".) Later on Deryo also performed on Bennie Maupin's CD, " Slow Traffic To The Right." as well as other artists. After that, Deryo stretched his wings and started his own publishing company, entitled Deryo Music. Through his company, Deryo has had the pleasure of writing and publishing songs with other artists such as Two Tons of Fun and the late Rick James. This new CD of Deryo's, is for yesterday, today and tomorrows generation. This CD has a spectrum ranging from soulful R&B expressions and popish textures, layered with a jazz flavor and soulful heartfelt sweet vocals, ready to let everyone enjoy a sound of music that would be joyfully heard by a universal concept of people. The name of the CD is "Unveiled," embarking upon the journey and the fact, (the truth will always unveil). Since the debut of Unveiled, Deryo has returned to the studios. \'This new CD is a special one, that expresses the Confessions of myself and many others" said, Deryo. \'I hope it offers inspiration to everyone, as it has offered to me in the process of creating it.\' His new album, Deryo\'s Confessions will be released on July 25.
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