About
Dee-1

Dee-1 honed his lyrical skills while balancing two careers, teaching middle school children by day and performing at rap shows at night.  The New Orleans native’s love for hip-hop was born while attending Louisiana State University during a year filled with grief and heartbreak.

2005 was a very tumultuous year for Dee-1.  First, his world was shaken to the core when his best friend was murdered during a robbery following a flag football game.  Second, he experienced the pain of ending a five-year relationship with his high school sweetheart. Third, he watched his hometown of New Orleans endure the catastrophic flooding of Hurricane Katrina. Finally, his life flashed before his eyes when he was the victim of an armed robbery at gunpoint. Despite the difficult year, Dee-1 interpreted these events as a wake-up call to reaffirm his Christianity.

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