New Orleans based rapper Dee-1 just released his long-awaited major label full-length debut album, Slingshot David (The Album). Dee-1 is known for his viral track “Sallie Mae” a song about college school loans & using the proceeds from his big record deal to pay off his student loans.
The 26-track project Slingshot David (The Album) speaks on Dee-1’s maturation into the man he is today and details his real physical and spiritual struggles while growing up in New Orleans. Guest features include Sevyn Streeter (“Love Always Wins), Avery Wilson (“For The Stars”), & Sean Carey (The Devil’s Playground). The high stakes are immediately recognized through Slingshot David’s narrative device: recorded, unscripted conversations with the nephew of his late best friend, who was murdered in their home city. The real-life implications highlight Dee-1’s perseverance and journey and give his debut a gravitas not seen in many other albums.
“My whole life has really felt like a fight,” Dee-1 explains. “I always felt like the underdog in terms of the city I’m from, the part of town that I was from, and especially later in life getting into the rap game. I was a college graduate teaching middle school, attempting to become a rapper and actually make a name for myself.”
Dee-1 previously released “The Focus Tape,” (hosted by legendary DJ Mannie Fresh) in 2012, followed by “Psalms of David,” (featuring the hit song “Work” ft. Lecrae) creating fans worldwide. He signed to Sony Music in 2013 where he released his first EP “3’s Up” with the label at the top of 2015.
Listen to Slingshot David (The Album) below!