Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Jay, 50, and Weezy

David Augustine aka Dee-1 is a graduate from Louisiana State with a Bachelors in marketing, he began teaching middle school as a way of funding his passion for music. 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 he has released three successful mixtapes, Still We Rise, I Am Who I Am and I Hope They Hear Me, and one independent album, David & Goliath, which was nominated for Hip Hop Album of the Year by Offbeat magazine. He's also performed alongside high status hip-hop artists, Lil Wayne, Drake, Lupe Fiasco, Trey Songz, Akon, Talib Kweli and many more. Show your support by checking out his YouTube and his Blog

What I like about this artist is that he's not trying to fit in and place himself in a sub-category under hip Hop. He's actually penning lyrics about his thoughts.

This song is essentially innovative, truthful and deep. I make those claims because upon reading the title of the song, I thought that it would most likely be a song with a screwed up hook and another artist taking a shot to fame. Upon listening to it, Dee-1 brilliantly rhymes questions and statements to these big artist about their choices and claims.


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