New Orleans, LA - It's only been up for a few hours but already the blogs are posting Dee-1's video follow-up to his surprise smash, "Jay, 50 & Weezy", which has enjoyed spins on MTV Jams since October 30th, was up for votes on MTVu and has been posted on all major sites and blogs, in addition to garnering over 260,000 views total on YouTube with over 50 pages of comments. Dee-1's second offering, "One Man Army" has already been recognized by the greats like Nah Right and 2 Dope Boyz and already has 4 pages of comments on YouTube.
David Augustine aka Dee-1 always had a passion for music. After graduating from Louisiana State with a Bachelors in marketing, he began teaching middle school as a way of funding that passion. The strong bond he built with his students, even as his notoriety as a local artist began to grow, made him realize that being Dee-1 gave him a much larger platform to enlighten than being Mr. Augustine and so, his career choice was made.
Since then there has been his highly successful mixtapes, "Still We Rise", "I Am Who I Am" and "I Hope They Hear Me", an independent album, "David & Goliath" (nominated for for Hip Hop Album of the Year by Offbeat magazine) and live performances alongside the likes of Lil Wayne, Drake, Lupe Fiasco, Trey Songz, Akon, Talib Kweli and more, where his star power was evident. Dee-1 was also the first rap act to win the annual LouisianaStateUniversity "Battle of the Bands."
Next up for this unapologetic musical educator is his new mixtape, "I Hope They Hear Me: Vol. #2", set to drop as a free download early next year and it's appetizer release,"I Hope They Hear Me, Vol. 1.5" dropping next week, also as a download. The first single/video for the tape is "Jay, 50 and Weezy", a lyrical challenge from Dee-1 to those he looks up to in the game.