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HABTEMARIAM UPPED TO CHAIRMAN/CEO AT MOTOWN
A new chapter for Hitsville USA (3/2a)
GRAMMY CHEW: THE
PRE-GRAMMY BOUNCE
Let's hear it for ironic guitar-smashing. (3/2a)
NEAR TRUTHS:
PIE IN THE SKY
The stream is irrigating a money tree. (3/2a)
SOUNDCLOUD BANKS
ON FAN DEVOTION
A new approach to leveling the playing field (3/2a)
MICHAEL GUDINSKI,
1952-2021
Aussie music man left his mark everywhere. (3/2a)
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
A jazz chronicle of fighting the power.
GRAMMYS: WHERE TO FROM HERE?
After the snubs, the show.
ACQUITTED
In a phenomenal display of cowardice.
MOVING THE NEEDLE
When vaccination schedules and touring schedules meet.
THE B-SIDE
Dee Watkins (Alamo)
4/28/20

WHAT IT IS: For over a decade, Florida rapper Dee Watkins, a.k.a. Detrone Leon Watkins, has been making a name for himself in his home state. After breaking through on SoundCloud with “Down for Me” alongside a string of singles, Watkins solidified his presence in the hip-hop scene when he released his 2019 debut album, Problem Child, which includes the single “Hell Raiser.” Crafting unique rhythms, stellar melodies and captivating lyrics, Watkins exhibits a pointed yet smooth flow in his follow-up album, Chosen One. The 12-track project boasts the Young Dolph remix of his breakout single, “Bad Ass Jit.”
ALBUM: Chosen One
RELEASE
DATE:
4/9
SINGLE: “Bad Ass Jit (Remix)” f/Young Dolph
INTERNET: 16m+ streams across Apple Music and Spotify on “Bad Ass Jit,” 648k+ monthly Spotify listeners; 18m+ YouTube video views on single; 145k Instagram followers
PRESS: Pitchfork, Complex’s “Rappers to Watch 2020” list, XXL, Lyrical Lemonade (“[Watkins] cemented himself as one of the leading up-and coming-rappers out of the entire Southeast’s talent-laden scene”), more
BOOKING: Jon Briks & Jeremy Holgersen/UTA
MANAGEMENT:
Reco/Short Fuse