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DeAndri Raffaele Sheppard (born June 6, 1986), professionally known as Dean Shepp, is an American rapper, hip hop recording artist, performing artist, songwriter, music publisher, audio engineer, record producer and executive producer from Detroit, MI. Dean Shepp's earliest experience with music came in elementary school music class where he studied the saxophone and piano. He went on to sing in a neighborhood church choir and started recording covers of his favorite songs over his sister’s cassette tapes with a karaoke machine. Later, after being introduced to the Dr. Dre song "Ring Ding Dong" by a family member, Dean Shepp fell in love with the hip-hop/rap genre of music. Dean Shepp went on to build a collection of hip-hop/rap albums and start writing songs of his own that he would rap among his peers. In high school Dean Shepp began free styling with his peers during lunch breaks, he also attended EMS Recording Engineering under the instruction of Craig T. Erquhart sr., as an after school program elective where he recorded his first two songs as part of a group assignment. At the age of sixteen Dean Shepp, under the pseudonym Sixx, recorded his first song featuring on his older brother Slky Smoove's "Ride With A Boss" single. In his junior year he attended Golightly Career and Technical Center where he studied mass media radio and television, he also took percussion and a music class where he would study the drums and further study piano. After high school, Dean Shepp recorded his first demo under the pseudonym Sixx in 2005. Dean Shepp went on to explore various avenues of the music industry. After years of working with various local and independent recording artist, record producers and record labels, Dean Shepp released his first two singles "Get It Like Me" and "Kool Kidz", under the pseudonym D.R.E. (or D.R.E) in 2011. In 2012, under the pseudonym D.R.E., Dean Shepp released his first EP self titled D.R.E., the Before It Was Written mix tape, featured on Career The Brain's "Ashin Kusher: Save The Tree's Kill The Roachs" mix tape as well as Young Fuol's "Accelerated Music" album and became a published songwriter with The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). In 2014, Dean Shepp started DdotRdotEdot (ASCAP) publishing company and under the pseudonym D.R.E., he re-released the D.R.E. EP & featured on MidEvil The Great's "In My Life" single & video as well as EMaC, JayWill's "Smash Bros. Vol. 1" mix tape. In 2015, Dean Shepp enrolled in Full Sail University's Music Production Bachelor of Science Degree Program - Online. In October of 2015, under the pseudonym D.R.E., Dean Shepp released MidEvil The Great & D.R.E. Present... The Mixtape North vs. South with MidEvil The Great. In 2016 he began to go by the pseudonym Dean Shepp and his DdotRdotEdot (ASCAP) publishing company, was renamed Dean Shepp Music (ASCAP) publishing company. In February of 2016 Dean Shepp released Never Sober (Too Turnt) [feat. Jones & Tunez], his last single under the pseudonym D.R.E. In 2017 Dean Shepp launched & released his debut single & video "Finer Things" under his new pseudonym, Dean Shepp. Currently he is working on new music & building his Dean Shepp Music brand...

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