Dee-1 has signed with RCA Inspiration, as per a press release.
“Signing with RCA is a life-changing partnership that I’m excited to be a part of,” Dee-1 says in a press release. “I know we’re about to make history together so I’m motivated to work harder than ever. Coming from New Orleans, I realize that my success is bigger than me. It’s a symbol of hope for others who want to chase their dreams and make a difference in life. So I’m going to make sure that together we all win. #MissionVision.”
The New Orleans rapper released the “Jay, 50, and Weezy” single in 2010, a cut where he imagined a conversation he would have with each artist. But rather than just begging to be signed, Dee-1 saluted each rapper before pointing out ways they could help their communities and the rap community. The clip for the song has been viewed more than 600,000 times on YouTube.
In 2012, Mannie Fresh hosted Dee-1’s The Focus mixtape. Earlier this year, Dee-1 released his Psalms of David mixtape. Its follow-up, Psalms of David II, is slated for a November 19 release. It is set to feature appearances from Master P and PJ Morton, as well as production from Mannie Fresh, KLC and C. Smith.
“We are truly excited about Dee-1 joining the RCA Inspiration family,” says the imprint’s General Manager, Geo Bivins. “In the current marketplace, where people are listening much closer to artists and seeking music that is authentic with a ‘real’ message, we believe Dee-1’s music will resonate with today’s diverse Hip Hop and Inspirational music consumers and beyond.”