Too Focused To Fail Tour

Dee-1’s “Too Focused To Fail” Road Journal: The Intro

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As New Orleans MC <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/dee-1">Dee-1</a> travels the country for his <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/too-focused-to-fail-tour">"Too Focused To Fail" tour</a>, we asked him to do a handful of entries detailing his experiences as a young artist growing a reputation and laying the building blocks for his legacy.

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Dee-1 – “Writers Block!” Video

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Before <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/dee-1">Dee-1</a> was a rapper he was David Augustine, middle school math teacher.

Too Focused To Fail Tour

Dee-1’s Announces His “Too Focused To Fail” Tour

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We are very proud and excited to announce our support for the first leg of <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/dee-1">Dee-1's</a> "Too Focused To Fail" tour, along with <a href="http://www.2dopeboyz.com/">2dopeboyz</a> and OMAR Ent.

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Video: The League Of Young Voters Close Out 2011

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Sensationalism and gossip are unbeatable parasites of headlines and attention grabbing.

Spotlight

Reshaping The American Dream

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Just maturing through life, experiencing and seeing different people, places and things has afforded me a valuable lesson.

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Dee-1 – “Garden Of Eden” Video

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In an ideal world, every child would have two parents, a safe neighborhood and trust fund to attend college without the burden of loans.

We Got Now

Event Recap: The 2011 NOLA Underground Hip-Hop Awards

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While the rest of the Crew was at A3C, I stayed in the N.

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Dee-1 – “Uncle Tom” Video

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It seems like every day we get commenters clamoring for real Hip-Hop with a message in the face of the unending amounts of terrible, vapid shit we get spoon-fed on the regular.

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Dee-1 – “Never Clockin’ Out”

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Dee-1 celebrates his recent inclusion in the The Source's hallowed "Unsigned Hype" column by doing what he does best: continuing to rhyme his ass off.

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Dee-1 – “Cornerback Blitz”

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There's a few quirky things that could be said about <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/dee-1">Dee-1's</a> latest release, "Cornerback Blitz.

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Dee-1 Feat. Mannie Fresh – “The One That Got Away” Video

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/dee-1">Dee-1’s</a> honesty is always striking, no matter how many times I hear his music.

We Got Now

Dee-1 – “Blue” Video

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Dee-1's <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/03/download-dee-1-i-hope-they-hear-me-vol-2">I Hope They Hear Me Vol. 2</a> is one of the most honest efforts I've heard in recent memory.

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Dee-1 – “Spell Check”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/03/dee-1-jay-50-weezy-and-blue-live-at-the-vibe-house"> Fresh off the Grind & Hustle tour, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/dee-1">Dee-1</a> hits the studio to drop off a new offering over production by Cracktracks.

We Got Now

Dee-1 – “Jay, 50, Weezy” and “Blue” Live At The Vibe House

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One artist that had a considerable amount of buzz before and definitely since SXSW has been the New Orleans MC Dee-1.

#Kanye West

The Week That Was: The Winning! Edition

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/02/if-rappers-were-marvel-comics-characters"> Photo: <a href="http://warmingglow.uproxx.com/2011/02/meme-watch-charlie-sheen-quotes#page/1">Warming Glow</a> -- It's always fun to play the "What If.

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Dee-1 – I Hope They Hear Me Vol. 2

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/02/dee-1-its-my-turn-video"> We've been riding for <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/dee-1">Dee-1</a> for a while now here at TSS.

We Got Now

Dee-1 – “It’s My Turn” Video

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<a href="ttp://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/02/new-music-dee-1-feat-murs-ridin-by-myself"> Ever since David put me on to Dee-1 <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/10/dee-1-jay-50-and-weezy-video">last year</a>, I've made an honest effort to keep up with his music.

We Got Now

Dee-1 Feat. Murs – “Ridin’ By Myself”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/12/dee-1-right-above-it-freestyle-video"> As warmer winds begin to blow, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/dee-1">Dee-1</a> creates a "Ridin' By Myself," for complimentary track geared towards the windows-down approach to spending the day alone with music.

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Dee-1 – “Right Above It Freestyle” Video

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Writing about new artists can be frustrating at times.

Señor Kaos

Upstairs Studio Presents 4-Ize – Professional Ignorant

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/05/download-4-ize-and-don-cannon-off-the-t"> The one they call <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/4-ize">4-Ize</a> doesn't have a lick of sense but possesses some skills in his microphone endeavors.


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