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Music Nerdery sits with Dee-1 to talk about “Hope They Hear Me: V.2.” Interview and Links.

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So in between recording awesome punchlines, and hitting dates on Paid Dues, and finishing another mixtape for his fans to enjoy, Dee sat down with Music Nerdery again to give me a brief on the new album, and what he’s been up to.

Music Nerdery: Hey Dee. Thanks for indulging my Nerdery again; appreciate it.
First off, congratulations on the Newest Album “I Hope They Hear Me: v.2.” So let’s get straight into the Nerd Stuff. Tell me the goods: Who are your producers on this album, any guest appearances we should look out for, how many tracks are you hitting us with, ect.
Dee-1: So the album has 18 tracks. It features production from Mannie Fresh, Bass Heavy, Steve-O, 5th Child, Phurnace, Flight School, Cuzin Mike, Shamarr Allen, Muhammad Ayers, DJ Eagle Eye, Rockaway Productions, and Oscar Wild. Some of the guest appearances come from Murs, Mannie Fresh, Mickey Factz, and the legendary MAC (a former rapper with Master P’s No Limit Records who is currently serving a 30 year prison sentence for a murder he did not commit).

Music Nerdery: Damn. Thats harsh. We gotta get into that more a bit later. Man, “It’s My Turn” is an ill track. Do you have favorite tracks on the album? Anything that stands out for you.
Dee-1: Yep. I did about 50 songs for this album and had to narrow it down to 18, so I’m attached to every one of them. But today my favs are: “Uncle Tom,” “It’s My Turn,” “The Dog in Me,” “The One That Got Away,” and “Stranger.”

Music Nerdery: Yeah. Stranger is another stand out track. So what was the ideal, concept, mindset or theme behind this album when you started it. Was there a theme, or is this just you on your grind, making things happen?
Dee-1: The mindset was to put together an album that would solidify an undeniable spot for me as a new artist in this industry who is here to stay. I didn’t want to be known as the guy who got lucky and made the “Jay, 50, and, Weezy” song but didn’t have any good songs after that. So I went extra hard on this album because I had that chip on my shoulder.

Music Nerdery: I like the focus you have there. Well, with One Man Army on MTVJams now, you’ve avoided the one trick pony title. So that track you did with Murs is amazing. Can you tell me a bit about that and how this record came into existence?
Dee-1: Sure. “Ridin By Myself” was a song I had done already. I wrote it because I actually come up with some of my best ideas when I’m able to clear my mind and ride around the city by myself. Murs reached out to me after he heard “Jay, 50, and Weezy” and gave me props on it. Then I was out in San Francisco and he happened to be doing a show there that night. So I went to it and we kicked it afterwards. I knew he would sound great on this song so I asked him to get on it. Two days later he had it done!

Music Nerdery: Hah. Nice how that comes together. Thats business. Okay. So this is the point where you give me your list of Artists you would like to work with One Day. If you have one.
Dee-1: Nas. India Arie. Lil Wayne. DMX. Lupe Fiasco. Random, I know. But I’m open to any collaboration that would lead to something creative coming out in the end.

Music Nerdery: I see what you did there with that line up. Cant wait to see you do your thing at Paid Dues. Are you excited for it? How did you end up making it on their Line Up?
Dee-1: I’m absolutely amped up to be on the line-up for Paid Dues. I think I had a good 4th Quarter of 2010 and the staff just felt like I would be a good addition to the line-up. And on twitter I actually get A LOT of love from Cali, so I’m excited to be doing my first show out there.

Music Nerdery: So when are we gonna get an Official Album? Or are you just mixtapin it for the time being?
Dee-1: I’d like to put my next official album out after I sign to a major label. I think that will happen in 2011, but we’ll just have to wait and see. Either way, “I HOPE THEY HEAR ME VOL 2” is out now for free at dee1music.com and the grind isn’t stopping anytime soon. I wanna thank YOU (Ericka) for your continued support of me and my team.
Music Nerdery:
No problem family. Easy to do when you make great music. Keep it up.

Make sure you’re following Dee-1 on twitter, and pick up the new mixtape today.

Music Nerdery sits with Dee-1 to talk about "Hope They Hear Me: V.2." Interview and Links.

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So in between recording awesome punchlines, and hitting dates on Paid Dues, and finishing another mixtape for his fans to enjoy, Dee sat down with Music Nerdery again to give me a brief on the new album, and what he’s been up to.

Music Nerdery: Hey Dee. Thanks for indulging my Nerdery again; appreciate it.
First off, congratulations on the Newest Album “I Hope They Hear Me: v.2.” So let’s get straight into the Nerd Stuff. Tell me the goods: Who are your producers on this album, any guest appearances we should look out for, how many tracks are you hitting us with, ect.
Dee-1: So the album has 18 tracks. It features production from Mannie Fresh, Bass Heavy, Steve-O, 5th Child, Phurnace, Flight School, Cuzin Mike, Shamarr Allen, Muhammad Ayers, DJ Eagle Eye, Rockaway Productions, and Oscar Wild. Some of the guest appearances come from Murs, Mannie Fresh, Mickey Factz, and the legendary MAC (a former rapper with Master P’s No Limit Records who is currently serving a 30 year prison sentence for a murder he did not commit).

Music Nerdery: Damn. Thats harsh. We gotta get into that more a bit later. Man, “It’s My Turn” is an ill track. Do you have favorite tracks on the album? Anything that stands out for you.
Dee-1: Yep. I did about 50 songs for this album and had to narrow it down to 18, so I’m attached to every one of them. But today my favs are: “Uncle Tom,” “It’s My Turn,” “The Dog in Me,” “The One That Got Away,” and “Stranger.”

Music Nerdery: Yeah. Stranger is another stand out track. So what was the ideal, concept, mindset or theme behind this album when you started it. Was there a theme, or is this just you on your grind, making things happen?
Dee-1: The mindset was to put together an album that would solidify an undeniable spot for me as a new artist in this industry who is here to stay. I didn’t want to be known as the guy who got lucky and made the “Jay, 50, and, Weezy” song but didn’t have any good songs after that. So I went extra hard on this album because I had that chip on my shoulder.

Music Nerdery: I like the focus you have there. Well, with One Man Army on MTVJams now, you’ve avoided the one trick pony title. So that track you did with Murs is amazing. Can you tell me a bit about that and how this record came into existence?
Dee-1: Sure. “Ridin By Myself” was a song I had done already. I wrote it because I actually come up with some of my best ideas when I’m able to clear my mind and ride around the city by myself. Murs reached out to me after he heard “Jay, 50, and Weezy” and gave me props on it. Then I was out in San Francisco and he happened to be doing a show there that night. So I went to it and we kicked it afterwards. I knew he would sound great on this song so I asked him to get on it. Two days later he had it done!

Music Nerdery: Hah. Nice how that comes together. Thats business. Okay. So this is the point where you give me your list of Artists you would like to work with One Day. If you have one.
Dee-1: Nas. India Arie. Lil Wayne. DMX. Lupe Fiasco. Random, I know. But I’m open to any collaboration that would lead to something creative coming out in the end.

Music Nerdery: I see what you did there with that line up. Cant wait to see you do your thing at Paid Dues. Are you excited for it? How did you end up making it on their Line Up?
Dee-1: I’m absolutely amped up to be on the line-up for Paid Dues. I think I had a good 4th Quarter of 2010 and the staff just felt like I would be a good addition to the line-up. And on twitter I actually get A LOT of love from Cali, so I’m excited to be doing my first show out there.

Music Nerdery: So when are we gonna get an Official Album? Or are you just mixtapin it for the time being?
Dee-1: I’d like to put my next official album out after I sign to a major label. I think that will happen in 2011, but we’ll just have to wait and see. Either way, “I HOPE THEY HEAR ME VOL 2” is out now for free at dee1music.com and the grind isn’t stopping anytime soon. I wanna thank YOU (Ericka) for your continued support of me and my team.

Music Nerdery: No problem family. Easy to do when you make great music. Keep it up.

Make sure you’re following Dee-1 on twitter, and pick up the new mixtape today.

Dee-1: It’s My Turn | Official Music Video. MTV Jams, pay attention.

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So Music Nerdery has the great pleasure of bringing you the video follow-up for Dee-1’s latest single, “It’s My Turn.” An Exclusive of sorts, you can say. With the single already out for the last few weeks, he brings you the follow-up video for the MTV and YouTube masses to enjoy (like, right after I asked for it). The new album “I Hope They Hear Me v.2” is due 2.22.11, and I’ll have another interview with Dee ready when the album drops for you; please believe it. For now,watch below and spread the word.

Dee-1: It's My Turn | Official Music Video. MTV Jams, pay attention.

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So Music Nerdery has the great pleasure of bringing you the video follow-up for Dee-1’s latest single, “It’s My Turn.” An Exclusive of sorts, you can say. With the single already out for the last few weeks, he brings you the follow-up video for the MTV and YouTube masses to enjoy (like, right after I asked for it). The new album “I Hope They Hear Me v.2” is due 2.22.11, and I’ll have another interview with Dee ready when the album drops for you; please believe it. For now,watch below and spread the word.

I’m trying to tell you that this song is Awesome Now. Please Listen to Me. Dee-1: “It’s My Turn.”

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This song is huge. Like, trunk music huge. Like… go put the extra bass on your motherf*#($&ng stereo and listen to this song blow out your speakers while you get it in HUGE. If you put it in your headphones, don’t hurt your ears-type HUGE. Large amounts of Southern Swag (we gotta find a new word for swag, btw), 808s and general hip hop glory. And not only is Dee winning with the beat on this one… he steps in and unleashes some Hot Fiyah lyrically upon you. Basically, this song is THEEE shit, and I love it.

Now you talk about songs that are not only well done, but also pop up into your life right at a time where it feels like this person wrote said song just for you? I’m talking about this song. Briefly celebrating the hard work, progress and well deserved praise Dee-1 is finally getting, he gets into what it took to get him to the top… and what it will take to keep him there.

Download Dee-1’s “It’s My Turn” By Clicking Here. Then spread the word. Your boy Dee is the truth. Seriously.
I told you first! 😉

I'm trying to tell you that this song is Awesome Now. Please Listen to Me. Dee-1: "It's My Turn."

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This song is huge. Like, trunk music huge. Like… go put the extra bass on your motherf*#($&ng stereo and listen to this song blow out your speakers while you get it in HUGE. If you put it in your headphones, don’t hurt your ears-type HUGE. Large amounts of Southern Swag (we gotta find a new word for swag, btw), 808s and general hip hop glory. And not only is Dee winning with the beat on this one… he steps in and unleashes some Hot Fiyah lyrically upon you. Basically, this song is THEEE shit, and I love it.

Now you talk about songs that are not only well done, but also pop up into your life right at a time where it feels like this person wrote said song just for you? I’m talking about this song. Briefly celebrating the hard work, progress and well deserved praise Dee-1 is finally getting, he gets into what it took to get him to the top… and what it will take to keep him there.

Download Dee-1’s “It’s My Turn” By Clicking Here. Then spread the word. Your boy Dee is the truth. Seriously.
I told you first! 😉