Just 23 years old from Buffalo, New York, Dean Chatham (born Jamerdon Dean) has made tremendous waves on the Buffalo Hip-Hop scene and beyond. He has opened for RAE SREMMURD, Avant, Trinidad James, Illa J and Ro James. Chatham's music can be described as high energy, yet smooth hip-hop with roots in jazz, disco and Neo-soul. His music is often likened to that of J Dilla, Kendrick Lamar, Robert Glasper, Drake, Jay-Z and Chance the Rapper. His performances resemble the energy of Michael Jackson, but rooted in MC'ing/hip-hop type dance.
Dean graduated from Wake Forest University in 2017 with a B.S. degree in Communications and is currently living in Buffalo, NY. As of 2019, he has released 12 projects. Dean is currently revolutionizing mentorship and teaching by providing hands-on music and video production with kids from disadvantaged backgrounds in Buffalo, NY.