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Big car note payments got you down? Dee-1 has some advice! “No Car Note” Is Here [New Video]

Not every financial lesson needs to come from a traditional adviser. Rapper Dee-1‘s (real name David Augustine Jr.) new music takes a novel approach, using a medium that has traditionally been associated with a lavish lifestyle to explain the financial benefits of his nearly two-decade-old ride.

Whereas rappers are often associated with driving some of the priciest and exotic cars on the market, from Cadillacs and Mercedes Benz to Ferraris and Lamborghinis, Dee-1 is proud of his 1998 Honda Accord.

“I ain’t got no note/ I feel like a king not being in debt no mo/ I ain’t got no note,” spits the 28-year old New Orleans born rapper in “No Car Note.”

“Say boy my car gets me from A to B/ I ain’t got no car note. That’s the way to be/ If you don’t know by now one day you’ll see.”

The video, posted to the artist’s Facebook page, has already garnered more than 200,000 views.

“To me this is the only type of rap that I could do and be genuine to the type of person that I am,” the rapper tells USA TODAY while on the phone in his ’98 Accord. “I make music to motivate people to fulfill their mission in life.”

“A lot of music is very self-serving but I make music literally for others, to serve others and be a teaching tool for others as well.”

What can you say? Dee does have a very good point.

Check out the visual above.

Source: USA Today

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New Video: DEE-1 – “I’M NOT PERFECT (I’M A CHRISTIAN)”

This week, SONY/RCA Inspiration artist, Dee-1, released a new music video for his single, “I’m Not Perfect (I’m a Christian).” The song is from the artist’s new EP, 3’s UP, which is available now on iTunes.

“I feel passionately about this new video, “I’m Not Perfect (I’m a Christian),” said Dee-1. “I am excited fans are finally getting the chance to view it.”

The video provides fans with a unique glimpse into the artist that is Dee-1. In it, the New Orleans artist explores how his quest for happiness led him down a dark path as personal insecurities and suicidal thoughts took hold. Tempted by the trappings of any young man, the rapper admits to struggling with living a purpose driven life within an industry that often glorifies the opposite. With the promise of fame and fortune, women and quick satisfaction, it is difficult to remain loyal to your vision. Dee-1, however, resists, gaining the courage to turn down top industry executives that would rather have him compromise himself than live within his truth.

“Like I said in my song, ‘I’m not perfect,’” said Dee-1 to Yahoo! Music. “I try to live to one standard, but I am also my own worst contradiction in certain aspects. I am who I am, take it or leave it.”

This new video is only the latest in a string of releases put out by the rapper. Dee-1 has made a name for himself by being one of the few newer artists that are not only skilled lyricists but also socially conscious. Over the years Dee-1 has performed alongside everyone from Lil Wayne to Drake,Macklemore, Killer Mike, and more. He recently signed to Sony’s imprint RCA Inspiration and is ready to use this platform to embolden his fans. He is currently working on his major label debut album.

“This is an exciting time,” said Dee-1. “I am making music I feel is authentic to me and that my fans can be proud of. My goal is to provide my fans with music that will uplift them and give them the power to stand-up for themselves. With the music I have been working on, I think I will be able to do that.”

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THE RAPFEST SERIES 11: DEE-1, NITTY SCOTT, MC & ROB REGAL [VIDEO]

ESSENCE FEST 2015: THE 12TH ANNUAL MCDONALD’S 365BLACK AWARDS HOSTED BY TERRANCE J & KEKE PALMER [PHOTOS]

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Essence Fest 2015: The 12th Annual McDonald’s 365Black Awards hosted by Terrance J & Keke Palmer [Photos]

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During this year’s Essence Music Festival, celebs hit the gold carpet for the 12th Annual McDonald’s 365Black Awards in New Orleans at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

Peter G. Forest
Peter G. Forest

The lively annual event hosted by Terrance J. and Keke Palmer took place during EMF weekend to recognize exceptional leaders who make positive contributions within the African-American community.

The 2015 Honorees were:

 

Community Service Youth Award (CCYA) Recipients: 

Peter G. Forest
Aaron Johnson & Tori Turner

Others in attendance were: B.o.B, Sevyn Streeter, Yolanda Adams, Amber Riley, Smokie Norful, Johnathan McReynolds, Andra Day, Raheem DeVaughn, Dee-1, Avery Sunshine, Avant, Flex & Shanice, Yara Shahidi, Marcus Scribner and more.

[Photos by Gabriel Williams (of SFPL) & Peter G. Frost]

Check out more photos below…

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