A New Orleans native with plenty to say and the skills to get heads' attention,
introduced himself to the Booth by offering some constructive criticism to rap's reigning heavyweights on mixtape single “
.” His perspective evidently resonated with readers, as the cut was voted
in this past January's
. Now, the up-and-comer's hooked up with DJBooth.net to release
I Hope They Hear Me Vol. 2
, his first album-length collection of all-original material. Featuring “Jay 50, and Weezy” as well as acclaimed leaks “
” and “
Polo Perks Is Building a Future From Pieces of the Past
We talk to the Surf Gang artist about microdosing alternative music in his raps.
,” the project is
for free streaming and download!
exclusive video interview
below, Dee-1 sits down with
to discuss what fans can expect from his latest project, his surprising pre-rap employment history, and whether the subjects of his Booth debut have gotten the message.
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