by Dr Boyce Watkins
I am a huge fan of the rapper Dee-1 out of New Orleans. Dee represents exactly what hip-hop can be when it is used to lift our people rather than destroy them. He is an amazing rapper with a huge following. Carries himself with pride, speaks to the people, and is making a difference in the lives of the next generation.
One other thing that some people don’t know is that Dee turned down a chance to rap with Cash Money/Young Money records, the label partially owned by the rapper Lil Wayne and his mentor, Brian Williams (aka Birdman).
I got a chance to sit down and talk to Dee for a while, and I was truly impressed with the strength of his moral compass. He’s an educated black man and a natural leader. He also seems to truly understand the power of hip-hop and how it can be used to make the world into a better place.
Please check out the interview, and please take the time to support this brother, even if you never plan to listen to the album. Buy something anyway.
You can either watch the video below or download the audio podcast with the link provided.