Music wasn't always the first thing that came to the non-explicit teenage Hip-Hop artist L.E.X's, real name Alexis Dean Jr., mind when he was little, it was always basketball. Until the age of tragedy when at seven he lost his father, Diesel (Alexis Dean Sr.), a rap artist from Milwaukee, WI. After this happened, LEX internally used basketball and music to reconnect with him, so in middle school he began to get interested in making music for fun. It went from constant freestyling and making simple beats, to finally writing his own songs. Basketball was still his first love, but when he was refused to play for his high school basketball team he used his spare time writing poetry, and soon converting it into songs. At the age of 16, he did his first two open mics, and after this his performing increased rapidly. In just his year of being seventeen, he won two talent shows, performed in over seven shows that summer (including for a crowd of 500+), began to work on his debut mixtape "PURE" (which released 01-01-10), and also got the opportunity to write a song for two schools including his school Rufus King. His accomplishments are rising, fanbase is rising, statistics are rising, and his exposure is rising. Especially with the release of his second mixtape "RollingStone" on 9/11/10, EP "DOPE" featuring all original music, and blog sites exposing their viewers to him. Being that he is still only a teenager, the sky is the limit. After working with a producer of Bow Wow, and collaborating with various artists and doing features he has a bright future ahead and a lot of growth coming for him. Even though he has his own swag that he brings to Hip-Hop, being that he doesn’t curse or speak explicit at all, his inspirations are Tupac Shakur and J. Cole with lyrical similarities to Lupe Fiasco. There have been many influences in LEX's life, but the biggest ones are the artists that didn't make it to “superstardom” because those artists never gave him any personal influence. The two artists who influenced him the most were his father Diesel, and currently his uncle Blade 2000. Only time will tell what is next for the kid of big dreams.