DJBooth is proud to announce that the
will be rocking on
for this year's
in Atlanta. Born and raised in New Orleans, Dee-1 shares the same struggles as the legendary artists that put the 504 on the map, but he is determined to represent the city with a different viewpoint by using insightful and thought provoking rhymes. After graduating from Louisiana State University, Dee-1 began teaching middle school in Baton Rouge. The strong bond he formed with his students inspired him to be a powerful leader, but it also made it hard for him to leave. Finally, he decided that his passion for hip-hop was too much to ignore and that being “Dee-1? gave him a much larger platform to be heard than being “Mr. Augustine.”
Dee-1 recognizes that his music resonates with almost anyone “first and foremost because its real”, and as Dee-1 says “that’s why people from the hood all the way to the classroom feel it.” Dee-1’s music creates an atmosphere that welcomes all listeners from nearly any background. As his fan base continues to grow throughout the nation, Dee-1 is certainly poised to become one of Hip-Hop’s next great superstars. However, don’t expect him to get satisfied anytime soon.
Ask Dee-1 how he feels and he’ll explain it in his classic words, “and the battle continues…”
DJBooth Hosted Projects
What Are You Most Excited About for A3C?
"I'm excited because I'm bringing my One Man Army movement to Atlanta. That has me excited. We playin for keeps."
If you'll be in the Atlanta area on Friday, October 7, you'll want to check out
, featuring Big K.R.I.T., Pill, Jean Grae, Saigon and many more. For all things A3C, including information on purchasing passes, check out
Want to head over to A3C but don't have the cash? We got you covered. Simply hop on Twitter and tell us why you should
win a free pass to A3C
, be sure to include
, and you're automatically entered to win one of three free passes.
Artists On the Road to A3C