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Thursday, October 18, 2012

New Orleans Rapper Dee-1 on Meeting Lil Wayne and Playing Basketball with Master P

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You should pigeonhole yourself as making "life music."

Ha! This is officially designated that this is Dee-1's tag from now on, hashtag life music! I do songs about relationships, I do songs about my spiritual life, and I do songs about making more money and what I want to do with my money.

Talking about beats, is it true that Mannie Fresh suddenly called you up one day?

Yes he did!

Do you remember what he said?

I still got the voicemail he left! It was like, "Yo, Dee, what's up, it's Fresh. I'm calling to say I heard the mixtape and I like what you're doing. I see the progress and I want to do anything I can to help you. And also, don't make no more songs about me." 'Cause I made a song about him after I first met him. I met him and gave him a mixtape and never heard from him, so I made a song about that. He was joking though. But it took three years for him to call me. And he didn't call me because of that CD, but because he remembered me from meeting him. We met in a normal way, at an AutoZone. He was buying spark plugs, 'cause he's got a bunch of old-school cars. So he remembered me as the dude he met at AutoZone.

Were you working at AutoZone?

I was there buying some oil for my car. I had a bad oil leak at the time.

So that oil leak really helped start your career?

Thanks goodness for that 1997 Oldsmobile Achieva for real, man! 'Cause when we got in the studio, the first song we did was "The One That Got Away" and it ended up being a big local song.

-- @PhillipMlynar

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