ELEVATE, the third album from deejay E-Dee, was released on May 9. Like the Los Angeles-based artiste’s previous efforts, it is produced by QMillion.
He is currently promoting the song Everytime I See You. E-Dee, who is also an actor, is eager to get his music in movies which introduce him to a wider audience.
“I don’t have to have a hit single to release an album because the majority of my tracks are already been placed in films and television. There are a few tracks on the album that have over a million streams already, so I’m tying the movie audience with my music audience,” he said.
Elevate contains collaborations with Glen Washington (Where I Belong), and for Ghetto Yutes Rise with I-Octane .
As Everton Dennis, E-Dee has appeared in movies such as Out The Gate, Chocolate City 3, Gangland and Temperature Rising. The latter, directed by Oba Awad, stars Paula Jai Parker and Omar Gooding.
His songs, such as Dangerous and The Beat Is, have appeared in the movies Like Mike 2: Streetball and I Think I Love my Wife, respectively.
E-Dee’s latest film, Mother in Law, stars Vivica A Fox and Miguel Nunez.
Born in Clarendon, E-Dee has balanced his music and movie careers since moving to Los Angeles 20 years ago. His previous albums are JA 2 LA 2 Di World and Dance Celebrity, which were also produced by QMillion, an American industry veteran whose credits include songs and albums by After 7 and Jesse Johnson.
The biopic Out The Gate was released in 2011. It also stars veteran actors Paul Campbell and Oliver Samuels.
— Howard Campbell