Dee-1 is a former middle school teacher turned rapper on a mission. Representing his home town of New Orleans, the Hip-Hop hot house of the south, Dee-1's music is informed by his self-prescribed "Mission Vision." The three tiered mantra focuses on an ever-growing relationship with God, using one's skills to create a better existence for oneself and loved ones, and living a life that is real, righteous and relevant. Now after releasing 10 mix-tapes of free music, spanning more than 7 years, Dee-1 is set to release his first official project 3's Up EP via RCA Inspiration! The 3's UP EP centers on Dee-1's third tier of his "Mission Vision" (In everything you do, be real, righteous and relevant) while also paying homage to the fans who've fueled the rappers grassroots following.