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DJBoothTV Sits Down With "Hope They Hear Me" Author Dee-1

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A New Orleans native with plenty to say and the skills to get heads' attention,

Dee-1

introduced himself to the Booth by offering some constructive criticism to rap's reigning heavyweights on mixtape single “

Jay, 50 and Weezy

.” His perspective evidently resonated with readers, as the cut was voted

Best Hip-Hop Record of 2010 (Underground/Unsigned)

in this past January's

Best of the Booth Awards

. 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 “

It's My Turn

” and “

Ridin' by Myself

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,” the project is

available here

for free streaming and download!

In the

exclusive video interview

below, Dee-1 sits down with

DJBoothTV

's own

Jacques Morel

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.

Video by

Pro Audio Star

, Brooklyn's number one source for pro audio and dj equipment. For more, visit

ProAudioStar.com

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