Andree “Relentlezz” Butler is more than your typical rapper, born and raised in the DMV he set out to create his own place in music. He dedicated his life to improving his craft and polishing his skillset, while single handedly funding his own promotion and distribution. Relentlezz is no stranger to dedication and hard work, many times he paved the way for opportunities and success by consistently putting in a paramount level of commitment. While on his quest to bring his musical dreams to the forefront, he attracted the attention of Skinny Corleone and 48th/49th Records. Upon hearing his innovative lyrics and delivery of concepts, he was signed to the label. By August of 2005, he released his debut album titled, “The Rel One”. His independent promotion topped over 3,000 copies sold. This was just the beginning of his accomplishments. Relentlezz went on to shoot his first video for the lead single off his debut album, titled “4 Ever” (King of Maryland). The song topped local musical charts, and went on to receive plays on the world renowned TV show, BET Uncut. He spent the following years focusing on improving his lyricism, image and emerging as a local celebrity. In 2007 he released “Yeah, I’m Relentlezz” vol. 1, and in 2008 released vol. 2. He was nominated for “Best Hip-Hop Artist & Best Mixtape” at the DMV Music Awards. In 2010 he released vol. 3 of his mixtape series. 2013 Relentlezz released Yeah, I’m Relentlezz” vol. 4. Relentlezz is currently working on a new and highly anticipated album titled “Relentlezz vs. The World”, which is set to be released in the Summer of 2016.
His accolades and accomplishments over the last 10 years are astonishing. Relentlezz has received nominations for the following:
*2003 Best Hip-Hop Artist – Urban Independent Music Awards
*2009 Artist Most Likely to Succeed – 3rd Annual DMV Music Awards
*2010 Best Hip-Hop Artist & Best Mixtape “Yeah Im Relentlezz” (Volume 2) – 4th Annual DMV Music Awards
*2011 Best Male MD Hip-Hop Artist – 5th Annual DMV Music Awards
*2012 Best Male Rap Artist – DMV Decade Music Awards
*2014 Best Hip-Hop/Rap Artist – 2014 Maryland Music Awards
*2015 Best Hip-Hop/Rap Artist – 2014 Maryland Music Awards (May 13th, 2016 actual award ceremony)
Aside from the many features including Thin C, Dub B and Krazie Bone, Relentlezz has achieved great success and has increased his promotion to over 30,000 units. It is evident that Relentlezz draws his inspiration from all genres of music. “I’m inspired by anyone who does music from the heart” he explains. Relentlezz has set goals to continue in the path of evolving from a local celebrity to a global icon.
Relentlezz Dre is also a member of the first "horrorcore" rap super group from the DMV area, Tha Boogeymen with MCs Black Sun, Slimm Goines, Multiple Man & producer Big Poppa Nard.