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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