Video: Dee Watkins – “Right Or Wrong“
Dee Ponders His Past, Present, and Future in His First New Song Since Releasing His Problem Child 3 Mixtape
“What sets Watkins apart from his peers, though, is a natural bounce that sits at the core of his best songs…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.” – Complex
“Listening to Dee Watkins on ‘Hell Raiser’ is a bit like watching Matthew Broderick in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off: You get the sense the delinquents are having more fun.” – Pitchfork
“Dee Watkins has been rapping for more than a decade, first picking up the trade when he was just 9 years old. By 10, he was recording in his next-door neighbor’s studio under the name Lil D. He’s come a long way since.” – XXL
Rhyming with a deep drawl and innate sense of melody, Florida’s Dee Watkins turns heads with his clear-headed reality raps. Taking stock of his changing position as he heads into a new year, Dee shares “Right Or Wrong,” a new song and music video. Marked with speaker-knocking percussion, airy vocal samples, and an appealing mix of piano and electric keys, “Right Or Wrong” finds Dee in a reminiscent mood, thinking back on all the sordid things that he did to keep himself alive while trying to make it in rap, resolves not to trust anyone who hasn’t been there from the beginning, and echoes a sentiment too many in the rap game are feeling right now: “You gotta face all your problems, ain’t no point in running/So many people been dying, feel like the trenches haunted.” In the video, directed by Dee’s frequent collaborator Herve Mompoint, the North Florida boy heads south to cruise around Ft. Lauderdale, counting his cash as he cruises in his all-black SUV.
“Right Or Wrong” is Dee’s first new song since the release of Problem Child 3, Dee’s new project, which came out in November. A return to Dee’s signature mixtape series, Problem Child 3 is home to multiple highlight singles that show his versatility. Dee promised to always take care of his loved ones on the humble banger, “JPay,” while he focused on relationship issues on his new emotional banger, “Hurtin’ You,” singing: “I’m running out of love, I’m running out of patience / I was f****** with you, but no more I can’t take it.” Problem Child 3 is Dee’s second full-length of 2021. Earlier this year, he shared Not One Of Them, a 10-track album featuring “Proud Of Me” ft. FCG Heem, which raked in over 2.5 million views on YouTube. Featuring appearances from NoCap, Hotboii, and Quail P, Problem Child 3 is available everywhere now via Alamo Records.
The new video closes out a busy 2021 for Dee Watkins, who kept his fans happy with two new projects and a series of standout performances opening for fellow Floridian Rod Wave on the “SoulFly Tour.” In 2022, look for Dee to continue his upward rise, while never forgetting to look inward and stay ten toes down. Stay tuned for much more music and more flashy videos in the near future.
Watch “Right Or Wrong”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHbZk8pf4Pk
Buy/Stream Problem Child 3: https://smarturl.it/problemchild3
Problem Child 3 Tracklist:
- Problem Child 3 Intro
- BackendProblemChild ft. NoCap
- TBH (I’m Sorry)
- Been Here Before ft. Hotboii
- Hurtin’ You
- Money Talks, BS Walks
- Junkies & Fiends
- Beside Me
- Pushin The Pedal ft. Quail P
- Real N***a Lullaby
- Nightmare On Grissolm St.
- Thug In Ya Life
A rapper since age 10 and an artist since age 15, Dee Watkins caught fire in Florida and beyond with his crisply rhythmic flow and sharp Southern drawl. The 23-year-old artist first caught mainstream attention when he shared a remix to “Act Up” by City Girls, garnering millions of streams across platforms. He proved that he was here to stay with his origin story, “Bad Ass Jit,” a slinky rider’s anthem that racked up more than 39 million YouTube videos and inspired Young Dolph to hop on the remix. Dee built momentum in the streets with his Problem Child series of mixtapes, which included regional hits like the Pitchfork-praised “Hell Raiser” and “Fake Sh*t” ft. NoCap.
“Right Or Wrong”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHbZk8pf4Pk
“Nightmare On Grissolm St.”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUw_GThvFVM
Problem Child 3: https://smarturl.it/problemchild3
“TBH (I’m Sorry)”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3PXyl90Z8c
“See It In Me”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3PXyl90Z8c
“Beside Me”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1owdaxRK1j4
“Problem Child 3 Intro”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8mOPh0f52U
Not One Of Them: http://smarturl.it/NotOneOfThem
“Hell Raiser”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZTPjgLyvR0
“Bad Ass Jit”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MibECPS132c