The equation is simple. Soul + swag x New Orleans = Dee-1. He has created his own lane in Hip-Hop by making music that motivates anyone on a mission to win the game of life. He is the voice of those underdogs who grind with a purpose.
Dee-1 is Real, Righteous, and definitely Relevant. I enjoyed talking with the LSU about his viral hit “Sallie Mae Back” which you hear in the opening of the podcast and he discusses quitting his job as a middle school teacher to rapping full time which has since taken off!
Dee-1 also known as David talks about the man you see on stage is the same man he is off of it and you have to respect how pure that is. He also talks about turning down a record deal provided by Cash Money/Young Money Records because his message was so different (he does not curse in his music).
Dee-1 and I also cover…
- His upcoming Tour, The SlingShot David Tour
- His life growing up in New Orleans
- How he handles money and still driving his 98 Honda even after signing to a major deal.
- How he handles the pressure of the music business mentally and spiritually?
- And Much more…