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Known as a hybrid bassist as well as a solo artist, Derrick has performed and recorded with various artists including Common, Q-Tip (rapper), Kanye West, Timbaland, Jill Scott, Mos Def, Musiq Soulchild, Floetry, Gerald Levert, The Experiment Band (with Robert Glasper, Chris Dave, and Casey Benjamin), Anthony Hamilton, James Moore, Donnie McClurkin, Grammy award winning classical composer Osvaldo Golijov, and others. He has also toured and recorded with jazz artists including Clark Terry, Mulgrew Miller, Terell Stafford, and Terence Blanchard. He appeared on and composed for the extremely successful albums of the latter, Flow, and A Tale of God’s Will (A Requiem for Katrina) (2007), which were nominated for a total of 4 Grammy Awards, winning one for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album. He also appeared on rapper Common's albums Be and Finding Forever, which also won a Grammy Award, playing bass and producing two tracks.
Derrick was a contributing composer for the original musical score of When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts, an HBO documentary produced by Spike Lee, aired in August 2006, as well as choral arranger for the ending credits of "Miracle At St. Anna" also directed by Lee. He was sole composer of the score for the documentary film Faubourg Tremé: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans directed by Dawn Logsdon, co-directed/written by Lolis Eric Elie and released in 2008. Other film credits include music composer for The Recruiter directed by Edet Belzberg, as well as The Black Candle directed by M. K. Asante, Jr.. He has also written various compositions including "Infinite Reflections", which was commissioned by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and arranged for small brass ensemble.
Currently, Hodge servers as musical director for the artist, Maxwell and has begun recording his first personal recording project featuring all original compositions.