Dreezy

Dreezy

Seandrea Sledge (born March 28, 1994), better known by her stage name Dreezy, is an American hip hop recording artist. Sledge was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, where she studied fine arts as a distraction from her home life. During this time she began dancing, writing, and singing. As her skill as a songwriter grew she began rapping and in 2014 was named as the "Princess of Chicago Rap" by Noisey via Vice Magazine. Later that year, she signed a recording contract with Interscope Records.

Life and career[edit]

1994–2014: Early life and career beginnings[edit]

Seandrea Sledge was born on March 28, 1994[1] where she was raised on the South Side of the Chicago, Illinois. Throughout her childhood, Sledge moved to a number of locations throughout the city of Chicago. To escape issues that a number of teens face (blended families, constantly having new friends, and problems at home) Sledge looked into the fine arts, which helped her dealing with some of the realities of her life. She explored into scatting and poetry writing. She drifted towards singing at the age of 10. Sledge always felt like music was her internal escapism, and by the age of 14, she found interest in becoming a rapper. [2] Sledge has cited rappers J. Cole and Lil Wayne as her biggest musical influences, referring to the former as her favourite rapper of all time.[3]

Sledge was putting more time into rapping, she became good friends with fellow Chicago native rapper Sasha Go Hard, and made a guest appearance on Sasha's song, "I Ain't No Hitta" in 2012.[4] Sledge later released a song with a fellow rapper Lil Durk, called "Ghost". In February 2013, Sledge released a collaborative mixtape with fellow Chicago native rapper Mikey Dollaz, titled Business N Pleasure.[5][6] In February 2014, she released her first solo mixtape, titled Schizo through AOE Music,[7] along with a song, which features guest verse from a fellow American rapper Common, called "No Good".

2014–present: From Now On and No Hard Feelings[edit]

In April 2014, she released her remix of YMCMB rapper Nicki Minaj and Lil Herb's "Chiraq" and received general attention, with many fans claiming that it was better than Minaj's version.[8] The remix later garnered her attention and landed her a collaboration with rapper Common on his tenth studio album Nobody's Smiling.[9] In December 2014, it was announced that Sledge signed a recording contract with Interscope Records, who dropped fellow Chicago rapper Chief Keef a few weeks prior.[10]On July 28, 2015, Dreezy released her debut EP titled Call It What You Want.[11] On December 25, 2015, Sledge released another EP titled From Now On to digital retailers and streaming via Interscope Records.[12] Her debut album, No Hard Feelings, was released on July 15, 2016.[13]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[14]
US R&B US Rap
No Hard Feelings 101 15 11

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
Heat

[15]
US
South
[16]
Call It What You Want
  • Released: July 28, 2015
  • Format: Digital download
  • Label: Interscope
From Now On
  • Released: December 25, 2015
  • Format: Digital download
  • Label: Interscope
10 10

Mixtapes[edit]

Title Album details
The Illustration
  • Released: April 27, 2012
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
Business N Pleasure (with Mikey Dollaz)
  • Released: February 14, 2013
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital Download
D.S.M (Schizo Pre-tape)
  • Released: August 13, 2013
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
Schizo
  • Released: February 24, 2014
  • Label: AOE Music
  • Format: CD, digital download

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[17]
US R&B/HH
[18]
US R&B
[19]
US
Rhythm

[20]
"Ghost"
(featuring Lil Durk)
2012 N/A
"I Love That Bitch" 2013 D.S.M (Schizo Pre-Tape)
"Zero"
(featuring Sasha Go Hard & Katie Got Bandz)
2014 Schizo
"No Good"
(featuring Common and Ross Augusta)
"Serena"
(featuring Dej Loaf)
2015 From Now On
"Body"
(featuring Jeremih)
2016 62 20 8 32 No Hard Feelings
"We Gon Ride"
(featuring Gucci Mane)
"Close to You"
(featuring T-Pain)
[A]
"Spazz"
"Wasted" [B]

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[23]
US R&B/HH
[24]
US R&B
[25]
US
Rhythm

[26]
"Mean What I Mean" (AlunaGeorgefeaturing Leikeli47 and Dreezy) 2016 I Remember
"Got Me F*cked Up" (Keke Palmerfeaturing Dreezy) Lauren

Notes[edit]

  1. Jump up^ "Close to You" did not enter the US R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart, but peaked at number 29 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay songs chart.[22]
  2. Jump up^ "Wasted" did not enter the R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart, but peaked at number 30 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay songs chart.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Awards Category Nominated work Result
2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards[27] Best New R&B Artist Nominated

References[edit]

  1. Jump up^ "Chicago Artist Dreezy To Drop 'Schizo' Mixtape – Kollegekidd". Kollege Kidd Staff. Retrieved January 29, 2015.
  2. Jump up^ "Dreezy Is the Crown Princess of Chicago Rap". Tara Mahadevan. Retrieved January 29, 2015.
  3. Jump up^ Thisis50 (April 7, 2016). "Dreezy on Why She's Single; J. Cole; New Music". YouTube. Retrieved January 1, 2017.
  4. Jump up^ "Sasha Go Hard and Dreezy "I Ain't No Hitta"". femalerappers.net. Retrieved January 29, 2015.
  5. Jump up^ "Dreezy & Mikey Dollaz – Business N Pleasure". livemixtimes.com. Retrieved January 29, 2015.
  6. Jump up^ "Dreezy & Mikey Dollaz get down to business in Business N Pleasure mixtape". Kollege Kidd Staff. Retrieved January 29, 2015.
  7. Jump up^ http://www.amazon.com/Schizo-Explicit-Dreezy/dp/B00KW9GCY2/
  8. Jump up^ "Dreezy Is the Crown Princess of Chicago Rap". Tara Mahadevan
  9. Jump up^ http://www.amazon.com/Nobodys-Smiling-Deluxe-Explicit-Common/dp/B00LPGR600
  10. Jump up^ "Dreezy signs with Interscope". Patrick Lyons. Retrieved January 29, 2015.
  11. Jump up^ "Dreezy – Call It What You Want". Spinrilla.
  12. Jump up^ Cuevas, Jasmina (25 December 2015). "BUZZ Dreezy Drops EP 'From Now On' Featuring Dej Loaf [LISTEN]". Music Times. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
  13. Jump up^ "Dreezy Reveals Debut Album Artwork, Tracklist & Release Date". Retrieved 2016-06-26.
  14. Jump up^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/6829594/dreezy/chart?f=305
  15. Jump up^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/6829594/dreezy/chart
  16. Jump up^ http://www.billboard.com/biz/search/charts?f0=is_bmdb_album_id%3A6829595&f1=itm_field_chart_id%3A301&refine=1
  17. Jump up^ http://acharts.co/song/98686
  18. Jump up^ http://www.billboard.com/biz/search/charts?f0=is_bmdb_track_id%3A6867486&f1=itm_field_chart_id%3A367&refine=1
  19. Jump up^ http://www.billboard.com/biz/search/charts?f0=is_bmdb_track_id%3A6867486&f1=itm_field_chart_id%3A1230&refine=1
  20. Jump up^ http://www.billboard.com/biz/search/charts?f0=is_bmdb_track_id%3A6867486&f1=itm_field_chart_id%3A378&refine=1
  21. Jump up^ https://www.instagram.com/p/BQLzPGVjYaI/
  22. Jump up^ http://www.billboard.com/biz/search/charts?f0=is_bmdb_track_id%3A7463497&f1=itm_field_chart_id%3A364&refine=1
  23. Jump up^ http://acharts.co/song/98686
  24. Jump up^ http://www.billboard.com/biz/search/charts?f0=is_bmdb_track_id%3A6867486&f1=itm_field_chart_id%3A367&refine=1
  25. Jump up^ http://www.billboard.com/biz/search/charts?f0=is_bmdb_track_id%3A6867486&f1=itm_field_chart_id%3A1230&refine=1
  26. Jump up^ http://www.billboard.com/biz/search/charts?f0=is_bmdb_track_id%3A6867486&f1=itm_field_chart_id%3A378&refine=1
  27. Jump up^ "Drake Leads 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards Nominations". Rap-Up. January 4, 2017. Retrieved January 8, 2017.

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