E-Dee
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  • Revolution
    Genre: Reggae
    MP3 (03:22) [7.69 MB]
  • Yutes Dem
    Genre: Reggae
    MP3 (03:28) [7.94 MB]
  • Between The Sheets
    Genre: Reggae
    MP3 (04:20) [9.92 MB]
Biography
Few artists out of Jamaica can claim to have been on the Billboard Top 25 Hip-Hop R&B Sales chart, featured on Ms Triniti’s smash single ”Bongce Along,” E-Dee was Bouncing Along for 5 weeks at the top.

The 26 year old artist out of Clarendon, Jamaica is experiencing a breakthrough in the US market. Already in Japan, he is on his second full-length CD release and has appeared on 4 compilation CDs out of Japan. With two videos in rotation at on Hype TV, MTV Tempo, and CVM Jamaica, as well as heavy rotation on Irie-FM Jamaica and US radio picking up his single “Revolution” and “Yutes Dem,” E-Dee seems poised to capture the dancefloors, radio waves and bring Reggae to a new level.

Born Everton Dennis in the parish of Clarendon, Jamaica, E-Dee was the youngest of 8 siblings. His musical career began in the church, where he sang in the choir. His mother was very religious and did not allow E-Dee to listen to music other than gospel because she considered dancehall/reggae to be profane. So E-Dee’s early musical experience was steeped in gospel. Suddenly his mother passed without warning when he was 12 years old and a young E-Dee had to grow up quickly. Working hard to earn money for his school uniform and books E-Dee learned early on that if you want anything you must be dedicated and focused. It was that diligence that he applied to his musical career that would bring E-Dee to his dreams. After completing his secondary education he moved to America to pursue his music career and study acting. While in the U.S. E-Dee’s steady exposure to Hip-Hop and R&B began to influence his writing. Infusing the American slang with Jamaican Patois, E-Dee’s sound began to evolve. Ending up in Los Angeles, E-Dee began performing at showcases. Word soon got out about this 6’5” rapper from Jamaica that was building a following. It wasn’t long before promoters began putting E-Dee on the bill of major festivals.

With two CD’s selling strong in the streets soon E-Dee was sharing the stage with the biggest names in Dancehall/Reggae including Sizzla, Wayne Wonder, Bounty Killer, Shaggy, Beenie Man, Sean Paul, Elephant Man, Beres Hammond, Lady Saw and the list goes on. Not to be ruled out as only a dancehall/reggae favorite, his cross-over appeal has landed him shows opening for Hip-Hop artists D-12 and Ja Rule and got him collaborations with Capitol recording artist Houston. In 2004 platinum record producer Qmillion sought out E-Dee to collaborate with Junior P. and Ms. Triniti on the song “Hot Again,” which was one of E-Dee’s four collaborations with Ms. Triniti on her debut album "Ragga Hop." Qmillion was so impressed with E-Dee’s talent that he immediately signed him to Unseen Lab Recordings and began recording a full length CD with E-Dee.

During the recording of the album E-Dee headed to New York to film a cameo appearance in the urban action film “The Party,” starring RL from the R&B group Next, and Darryl Hammond from Saturday Night Live. This work led to him landing a lead role in the upcoming feature film “Overkill,” co-starring Malik Yoba due for release in 2009. Released in 2007 was “I Think I Love My Wife,” the film starring Chris Rock and features a new collaboration with E-Dee, Black Shakespere, and Terence Yoshiaki, a founding member of the Black Eyed Peas. E-Dee’s song "Fire," was included in MTV’s 2008 feature film "How She Move," starring Tre Armstrong and Keisha Cole.

While most dancehall cd’s center on one subject; women, E-Dee’s albums entitled “JA 2 LA 2 DI WORLD,” and "DANCEHALL CELEBRITY" take you along E-Dee’s journey through life, touching on many subjects from the struggles of surviving in Babylon, to jealousy and envy of haters in the industry, to party life in the clubs on the dancefloor, to love and relationships, to the last song on the "JA 2 LA 2 DI WORLD" album dedicated to his mother, “Mamma.”

The single "Revolution" featuring Irie Love, a remake of the classic hit by the Prince of reggae, Dennis Brown, reached as far as 3 on Richie B’s Top 20 Reggae Charts in Jamaica, Virgin Islands, and 1 in Guyana. The single was also nominated for Best Reggae Collaboration of the Year at the Excellence in Music and Entertainment (EME) Awards. The video reached 1 on the Reggae Top 10 Charts in the US, Jamaica, and Europe.

2008 brings the new smash single, "Yutes Dem." The single is in heavy rotation in the dancehalls and on Irie FM radio in Jamaica. The single is on many new mixtapes on the streets of US, Jamaica, and Europe.

The sound of E-Dee’s music represents a new sound in Dancehall/Reggae, influenced by Hip Hop and R&B that is appealing to a whole new market as well as dancehall’s traditional fans. Energetic, exciting, emotional, and raw, this artist is poised to be the next Reggae artist to capture the attention of the music lovers around the world and take Dancehall and Reggae to the next level.

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  • Members:
    E-Dee
  • Sounds Like:
    Shaggy, Sean Paul, Beenie Man, Damian Marley
  • Influences:
    Dancehall Reggae Hip Hop
  • AirPlay Direct Member Since:
    05/08/08
  • Profile Last Updated:
    10/28/09 22:29:13
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