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