Dee-1 selected for Russell Simmons Hip-Pop Challenge…


Dee-1 selected for Russell Simmons Hip-Pop Challenge…

Myspace needs your help to pick the next big music star
by John Star on Jan 27, 2011
READ FULL ARTICLE has been hijacked by hip-hop legend Russell Simmons, and he needs your help to pick the next big music star. As part of his Hip-Pop Challenge, Simmons has been scouring Myspace to find fresh, talented, unsigned musicians from both hip-hop and rock. From thousands of potential candidates, he has narrowed down the selection to just ten lucky artists—leaving two Louisiana natives in the running for the chance of a lifetime.

Representing our state in rock is Lelia Broussard and in hip-hop is Dee-1.

“It’s been awesome,” Broussard, a Lafayette native, said. “We received an email saying that Russell liked our music and wanted me to a part of this experience.”

Dee-1, a former Baton Rouge teacher who decided to leave the profession to follow his musical dreams, had this to say.

“To know that Russell Simmons handpicked me as one of the rising stars in the game, it is humbling and encouraging. It tells me I am doing something right.”

In addition to free publicity on, the winner gets a free one-on-one mentoring session with Simmons.


  1. Tawanda - March 1, 2011 4:28 PM

    Greatness recognize greatness!! He’s definitely one of the best rappers I’ve heard in a minute, if not the best! I love Dee-1 & support him 1000% percent!!

  2. Kahlil - March 7, 2011 2:42 AM

    nice to see you geting credit you deserve and i hope you make it big because im a huge fan of urs


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