Dee-1 Secures Coveted Spot On The BET Hip Hop Awards And Joins The List of Brilliant Lyricists Who Have Participated In The “Cyphers” Premiering October 14, 8PM ET/PT
BET Networks Taps Dee-1 For Music Matters Showcase At SOB’s In NYC
“‘Against Us’ is a game changing anthem that the world needs right now,” said rapper Dee-1. “It symbolizes the war against negativity. Also, I’ve been blessed with so many dope opportunities…being a part of the Hip Hop Awards is one of them. Moving forward, I’m extra motivated to be that best artist I can be.”
Dee-1 will perform his mixtape favorites and new single, “Against Us,” live at BET’s Music Matters Showcase at SOB’s in New York City also on Tuesday, October 14. With a goal to educate and inspire a generation to achieve more, Dee-1 is regularly sought out to speak and perform for the youth. Recognizing his influence, BET tapped Dee-1 to join this year’s BET College Tour. Remaining dates on the tour for Dee-1 include stops at Grambling State, Tuskegee University, Mississippi Valley State University, and Jackson State University.
BET College Tour Dates:
Friday, October 17—Grambling State—Grambling, LA
Wednesday, October 22—Tuskegee University—Tuskegee, AL
Wednesday, October 29—Mississippi Valley—Itta Bena, MS
Friday, October 31—Jackson State—Jackson, MS
New Orleans based rapper, Dee-1 created his own lane in hip-hop by making music that’s “real”, “righteous” and “relevant”. He is the self-proclaimed “voice of the underdog who grinds with a higher purpose”. In March 2011 Dee-1, a former school teacher, created a huge buzz in the rap game with the release of “I Hope They Hear Me Vol 2”, a mixtape packed with 18 high energy tracks. Most historic was his single “Jay, 50, and Weezy,” that put him on the radar of major label reps. Dee-1 released, “The Focus Tape,” (hosted by legendary DJ Mannie Fresh) in 2012, followed by “Psalms of David,” (featuring the hit song “Work” ft Lecrae) creating fans worldwide. Dee-1 signed to RCA Inspiration in 2013 and is scheduled to release his first EP with the label at the top of 2015.