About Rapping Dad

Rapping Dad Derek Clark’s life is one of resilience and redemption. As a child he suffered unthinkable child abuse, abandonment and emotional distress before being abandoned at a psychiatric hospital at the age of five. His thirteen years in the San Francisco bay area foster care system reflected an early life of aggression, emotional distress, overwhelming anxiety, humiliation and being wrongfully diagnosed.


Eventually, with the help of loving foster parents and a fantastic social worker, he defied the artificial limitations imposed upon him. Derek knows first-hand how to cope with adversity and overcoming hardship. His past has never held him back from accomplishing what he set his heart and mind to.


Derek is an author, inspiring motivational speaker and has recently become a viral video sensation for his “Rapping Dad” videos which have had over 250 million social media views.  He’s also been featured on The Steve Harvey TV Show, CNN Headline News and many other TV shows around the world.


He is the author of seven books including “I Will Never Give Up”, “Disable the Label” and  “Never Limit Your Life”.


His true-life underdog life story of overcoming brutal adversity  and personal triumphs have inspired organizations with his message of hope, determination and unwavering perseverance. He has turned his situation from a victim to a victor, equipping him with the wisdom and the will to never give up.


 Find out more about motivational speaker Derek Clark at www.IWillNeverGiveUp.com


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