Dee Watkins

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Full name Dee Watkins
Genre Hip-Hop

Florida has a reputation for raising young rappers who can effortlessly translate stories of street life into catchy, melodic rap songs, and Dee Watkins is the latest to grab our attention. What sets Watkins apart from his peers, though, is a natural bounce that sits at the core of his best songs. Recent standouts like “Goin Broke” and “Walk Like A, Talk Like A” are guided by an infectious exuberance that make them endlessly catchy without having to follow traditional pop conventions. He recently described some of his biggest hits as simply “fun songs with good videos,” and while that’s true at first glance, there’s also sneaky depth and nuance to his songwriting. Dee Watkins makes songs that you can party to in one setting, and learn life lessons from in another. He can really do it all. —Eric Skelton

Florida has a reputation for raising young rappers who can effortlessly translate stories of street life into catchy, melodic rap songs, and Dee Watkins is the latest to grab our attention. What sets Watkins apart from his peers, though, is a natural bounce that sits at the core of his best songs. Recent standouts like “Goin Broke” and “Walk Like A, Talk Like A” are guided by an infectious exuberance that make them endlessly catchy without having to follow traditional pop conventions. He recently described some of his biggest hits as simply “fun songs with good videos,” and while that’s true at first glance, there’s also sneaky depth and nuance to his songwriting. Dee Watkins makes songs that you can party to in one setting, and learn life lessons from in another. He can really do it all. —Eric Skelton

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