Sexy R&B crooner Ee-De (a play about his genuine name, Eric Danell) was created in Wilson, NC. Developing up with five sisters helped Ee-De get to know than most, something the vocalist would make use of to his benefit as an associate of a teenager performing trio. With Ee-De producing the girls swoon along with his heartfelt delivery, the trio was the strike of its senior high school and Ee-De was quickly forgoing golf ball practice for performing practice. Acquiring it single, the vocalist was shortly a local preferred and booked for shows every weekend. Viewing him as another Usher but using a Southern, crunk twist, NME Recordings agreed upon Ee-De and released his debut, A.K.A. Mr. Up & Down, in early 2005.