Dennis Lee
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Dennis Lee

Foley, Alabama, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2008 | SELF

Foley, Alabama, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2008
Solo Hip Hop

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Dennis Lee @ The Tavern of Bon Secour

Foley, Alabama, United States

Foley, Alabama, United States

Oct
24
Dennis Lee @ The Venue

Gainesville, Florida, United States

Gainesville, Florida, United States

Oct
16
Dennis Lee @ 1982 Bar Inc

Gainesville, Florida, United States

Gainesville, Florida, United States

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"Indie Rapper Hosts Listening Party"

A Gainesville rapper will release tracks from his original album Saturday night at 8-bit Bar at 919 W. University Ave. Dennis Walton, 22, will join other musical performers and dance crews to show off their talent and give the audience a taste of their latest material.

The listening party will be from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., and the event is free with a $5 cover at the door.

Walton said a listening party is "a gathering of the artist’s main listeners and his friends, and anyone willing to check out new material and be part of a new wave."

Walton, whose stage name is "Dennis Lee," said he began his musical career almost unintentionally. He said he would help a friend go to showcases and perform in middle school. From there, he found his own voice and he started to write poetry and record his own music. In high school, the rapper said he started to record seriously.

He said he has four singles on the radio back home in Alabama.

Walton graduated high school and moved to Florida. He started college at Santa Fe in October 2014 and studies business marketing.

His album, "Fine Wine," currently has 8 tracks fully mastered, but there’s no exact date for the fall release of the entire album.

He said he hopes to see about 50 people attend.

"I prefer to have this event free to the public," he said. "That way no one has any excuse as to why they couldn’t be a part of it."

Before the listening party, he said he tried to go on tour, so he opened up for mainstream artists, like Travis Porter, and at Gator Stompin’.

His disc jockey, AJ Showell, 25, will be there Saturday. His stage name is "DJ Shade." He said he’s Walton’s primary DJ for local and out-of-town concerts. He said he’s been a DJ for 15 years, and he’s "extremely self-taught."

They rehearse together at least two to three times per week, for hours at a time. But the most difficult part, he said, is coordinating schedules.

Showell said he remixes, scratches, blends and mixes following Walton’s lead, with no "set" way of doing things.

"You have to put all of yourself into it or you’re not going to get anything out of it," Showell said of the practicing.

Showell said it cost approximately $750 to produce the album.

"I’m the first of my sound," Walton said. He said it’s a cross between old-school hip hop and mainstream.

He and Showell have been together for just over a year, he said.

After the listening party, he hopes to learn from this one, draw a bigger crowd and keep the audience entertained.

The other performances include two performers from Georgia and two dance crews, Walton said.

The opening act for Walton, rapper Blazel, is also local. He said he’s going to incorporate the arcade, which includes the gaming tournament, between his songs.

"Anybody and everybody who wants to come out, can come out," Walton said. "They don’t have to come out for the hip-hop." - Elena Castello


Discography

Fine Wine released Fall of 2015. Available for download at www.fotownsfinest.com

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About Dennis Lee
Rap star Dennis Lee is best known in the united states for hit songs like "Gasoline" and "Till I'm Finished."
Synopsis
Famed
hip-hop artist Dennis Lee aka Fo Towns Finest was born to a southern
couple in Alabama in 1993, and raised Baptist. He came to underground
fame when his single "Sky High" debuted on the hit station 93BLX FM by
Host Nina Rawz. In 2008, Dennis Lee began distributing mixtapes of his
raps, and performed for his high school in 2009. His hit songs include
"Sky High," "Till Im Finished," "Whats Good" and "Gasoline."
Hip-Hop Fame
While
relocating to florida, Lee continued his climb in the world of hip-hop
& entertainment. He released his first official mixtape, Dennis Lee
Mixtape, in 2015, achieving considerate downloads. He trailed that with
the 2015 summer release of another mixtape, Late Nites. Late Nites
included Dennis Lee's previous radio single, "Till I'm Finished," that
aired on The Big Station 93BLX FM. In fall of 2014, Lee began college in
Gainesville, FL. Continuing through his third semester he recieved a
call from A&R Rep. Ant Rich of RCA/Universal Records (Known for
indorsing acts such as Dolla Dolla, T-Pain, & more). Following the
phone call Dennis Lee traveled to Orlando, FL to perform in a showcase
for A&R reps associated with Warner Bros. Records. Since the recent
exposure, Dennis Lee has been on a swift ascent to the top of the
independent music world. After performing in concert tours associated
with YMCMB, Ying Yang Twins, Travis Porter, Dennis Lee released his 2015
fall album Fine Wine which is now available for free download.

As the new year of 2016 shadows upon the world, Dennis Lee, anticipates a turn of crunkness with his new single "Deal Wit It" scheduled to release January 14th 2016.

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