Dee-1 – “Tha Block is Hot”
Dee-1 releases the first self-directed visual from his upcoming project “Separated At Birth.” The video gives a first person perspective of the struggles of street life complimenting the message from Dee-1’s “Tha Block is Hot” audio that was released just a few days ago.
Dee-1’s project, Separated at birth is set to release on September 15th. This is the story of Dee-1 and Lil Wayne. Dee-1 started rapping because of Lil Wayne’s influence, and his style was heavily influenced by Wayne’s music. Both lyrical individuals with dreads and a sound influenced by their hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana, however content wise, Dee-1 is the polar opposite of Wayne. Dee-1 takes issue with Wayne glorifying a lot of negativity that has a negative impact on the culture. Dee-1 notes that although they may be entertaining, a lot of Wayne’s more aggressive lyrics are fiction. On this mixtape, Dee-1 takes classic and recent Lil Wayne beats and creatively flips Wayne’s concepts 180 degrees to contribute a different perspective on hip hop.