Who is Dee-1? What is net worth of Dee-1? The American rapper, Dee-1 is a popular voice who has been featured on several national media outlets like Billboard Magazine, Washington Post and CNN. He came to fame when he gained attention from Louisiana’s local media and other music magazines. In 2011, he was seen touring with rapper Killer Mike. After his graduation he also served as a math teacher in middle school around Baton Rouge. After teaching for almost two years, he resigned from the school in order to pursue a full time career as a rapper.
Dee-1 Biography and Family
David Augustine Jr. aka Dee-1 was born in 1989 on 10th April. He was born and brought up in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was raised by his single mother Bernita Augustine.
Education: Dee completed his schooling from Audubon Montessori School till 8th grade. After which he went on to join the Ben Franklin High School, where he became the star player in basketball and the homecoming king during his senior year. This school is considered the most rigorous academic school around Louisiana.
Later he enrolled himself in Louisiana State University and completed his graduation in 2008. During his time in the university Dee started taking his passion for rapping and started performing in order to check the waters.
Career: He started rapping while he was in his school, following some stage performances during his college years. In 2008, Dee released three mix-tapes: ‘It’s only Tha Beginning’, ‘Still We Rise’ and ‘I Am who I Am’. During this time he was also working as a maths teacher in a school.
He released his first studio album in 2009, titled as ‘David and Goliath’.
Dee has performed with numerous music biggies in the Industry like Lupe Fiasco, Lil Wayne, Akon, Trey Songz, The Roots, Musiq Soulchild, Big Boi, The Clipse, Lil Boosie and Juvenile.
He was honored by NOLA Underground Hip Hop Awards with the Artist of the Year.
He tasted his first shot to fame with the release of his video for ‘Jay, 50 and Weezy’ which earned him attention for its content because it included mentions of some big names from the hip Hop industry.
In 2010, he released another mix-tape ‘I Hope They Hear Me’ which received positive feedback.
Later the same year he launched another mix-tape ‘I Hope You Hear Me Vol 1.5’ following another with a volume 2, in these last two albums, he included some of his original tracks, which earned him a positive criticism. In total Dee has launched 11 mix-tapes as of 2016 including the names mentioned above.
In 2015, Dee released his first EPs (Extended Play) titled as ‘3’s Up’, which was also his first release with the label RCA Inspiration who signed him in 2013.
He has also featured in a television movies like ‘Treme’ in 2012 and ‘Maul Dogs’ which released in 2015.
Dee-1 Net Worth
Working professionally in the industry since 2008, the star has created buzz for good and bad controversial stuff. With his got getter kind of attitude the rapper is gaining a new fan every day. He has worked with numerous famous rappers and aims on becoming a part of that list. The net worth of this artist is estimated to be worth $1.8 million US dollars as of 2017. The tracks like “The Sway Interview” and “Against Us”, the rapper’s music is righteous, actual and useful.
Some time back the rapper created the buzz about his finances by letting go a major deal offered by Cash Money/Young Money Records.
Dee-1 Business Model
Dee makes thousands of dollars every year, through his stage performances. He also fuels his fortune by featuring and collaborating with other artists. He actively partakes in tours with numerous artists and is getting the most of the deal, as it gives him an opportunity to gain more fans and have a little more exposure in the industry.
One of Dee’s mix tapes ‘Separated at Birth’ remains unreleased because of the threats from Lil Wayne’s Cash Money Records, the mix-tapes sounds almost similar to the music made by Lil, which is causing trouble in its release.
Currently he is working on some new music which might release by the end of this year or by coming year.
The rapper brings a meaning to his words, by writing songs that reflect his political views and true hip hop inspiration. The former math teacher has come a long way from teaching in the classroom to now performing in front of thousands of people. He has just started of journey and has managed to gain so much success in a span of only 9 years.