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Everton ‘E-Dee’ Dennis
Everton Charles Dennis better known by his stage name ‘E-Dee’ is a reggae singer-songwriter who mixes the dancehall, Hip-Hop & Electronic genres.
E-Dee is an independent artist, who since his first official release in 2005 has reached the Jamaican Top Ten charts several times and recently starred in a feature film loosely based on his life entitled, ‘Out the Gate’ featuring Paul Campbell (‘Shottas’ and ‘Dancehall Queen’) and Oliver Samuels (‘Oliver at Large’).
Dennis was born in Toll Gate in the Parish of Clarendon, Jamaica, and is the youngest of 12 children. His mother died when Everton was young. When he completed school, he traveled to Los Angeles to start his career in music and acting.
After studying music and acting at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, E-Dee began recording with local producers releasing mixtapes, and started to book shows as his reputation grew. In 2004, the 6’ 5” entertainer met platinum producer QMillion and signed with Unseen Lab Recordings. In 2005, he released his first official single, ‘R U Ready’ and subsequent album, ‘JA 2 LA 2 DI World.’ Sales were strong in Japan, but it wasn’t until 2007 that Jamaica began to discover E-Dee as he burst on to the music scene when his collaboration with Irie Love, ‘Revolution’, hit the top ten in Jamaica and was nominated for an EME award for best collaboration. At the same time his feature on Ms. Triniti’s hit ‘Bongce Along’ was also in the Top Ten on the island as well as landing in the Top 20 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop single sales charts. In 2010 Dennis reached the Jamaican Top Ten charts again with ‘Rightful Place’.
In 2011, Everton starred in ‘Out the Gate,’ a feature film loosely based on his life. The film was released to theaters in Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, Toronto, as well as Jamaica. Newspaper Atlanta Daily World wrote the movie “appears to be on its way to becoming a classic.” Its DVD was released in December 2012.
Recent 2013 releases include the collaborations ‘Ghetto Yutes Rise’ featuring I-Octane, and 2014 ‘No Other Girl (I’m Sorry),’ that was currently #5 on the Jamaica music countdown chart.
Dennis’ songs have been sought after by Hollywood, appearing in the feature films, ‘I Think I Love My Wife,’ ‘How She Move,’ ‘Like Mike 2: Streetball,’ and the television shows ‘Glee (TV Series),’ ‘Blue Bloods,’ and ‘The Bad Girls Club.’
E-Dee ft Jazhmyne, ‘Between the Sheets’ produced by Grammy winning producer QMillion, is the first single to be released from his forthcoming eponymous album ‘Everton E-Dee Dennis’.