Darrin W. Hodges, Full House Music Group CEO and executive producer, danced his way through the cultured streets of Oakland to become one of California’s most notable creative director, producer and entertainment specialist. He now has a host of loyal clients who rely on Darrin’s expertise to get the job done right.
Some of his creations include: Praise, the Ultimate Worship Experience; The Big Pick, Funkfest, The Lyricist’s Lounge, ABC (Another Bay Area Collaboration).
His experience was highly respected after becoming one of the producers of “HIP HOP Elevation…” Mayor Jean Quan of Oakland and the Office of Parks and Recreations has entrusted Darrin to manage the production of the annual Sundays in the Redwoods concert series.
Over the past six years he has worked with nationally known artist such as DWELE, Angie Stone, George Duke, Pete Escovedo, Ledisi, Michael Morgan and the Oakland East Bay Symphony, Martin Luther, Silk-E, Rankin Screw and Goapele, just to name a few. He is slated to work with Chrissette Michelle, Latoya London (former American Idol contestant) and the Whispers, later this year. Darrin has lent his talent as a production manager for such stage plays as, New York Times best selling author, Mary B. Morrison’s Single Husbands and KayRod Productions Diva On Tour.
His inspiration comes from his deep, unbreakable relationship with God. The strength of his faith allows for the constant challenge of his creativity and management style, which yields the best artistic representation of any production great or small. His personal mission of paying it forward is represented by working with youth who desire to become a part of the entertainment industry. He not only mentors youth in the artistic skill of their choice, but also trains them to be business savvy in a world where working smart is the key to a successful career.
In the 1970s, it was evident that Oakland had a very strong reputation of housing some of the finest street dancers in Bay Area and it’s surrounding cities. Two childhood friends and neighborhood dancers, Walter Freeman and Charles Hill, decided to combine their talents and form a dance group called the “Children of Production.” They knew at a very young age that street dancing was serious business and in order to be recognized as a Oakland Boogaloo they not only had to be great solo dancers, but group dancing would put them over the top. They added more dancers to compete against the best. Micheal Freeman and Darrin Hodges joined the group and the four young men were on their way. When the ’80s came into play the young men changed their name to the “Gentlemen of Production” as they ignited many stages and amazed their fans with the funky street dance called the Boogaloo. Later, James Webb also joined the group. The Gents quickly secured themselves as one of the best dance groups of their era.
Darrin W. Hodges
Creative Director, Producer, Entertainment Specialist
Performance Skills: Comedian, Host, Voice Over
Work History: Film, Music Video, Theater, Acting, Producing, Production
Coroner’s Delima , Office Manager, Black Paten Films/Desiray McFall
Single Husbands, Production Manager , Mary B. Morrison
New Yellow Brick Road, Production Manager, Achebe Hoskins
“Gentlemen of Production (Uncut)”, Dancer, FHMG
Sundays in the Redwoods, Host/Production Manager, City Of Oakland
Intimate Evening , Production Manager, City Of Oakland
“Bringin Da Heat,” Executive Producer, FHMG
“Ghetto Scriptures,” Executive Producer, FHMG
“Still Reppin,” Producer, FHMG
“Streets of Rage,” Executive Producer, FHMG
“Jehova,” Producer, Black Paten Films/Desiray Mcfall