New Orleans, Louisiana-based emcee Dee-1 is a respected Hip Hop artist, positive role model and an NBA fan. The "Zero To A Kilo"-crafter has collaborated with Hip Hop artists like Mannie Fresh, Murs, Lecrae and Derek Minor, among others. The OMAR (One Man Army Rebel) representative has taken his message of empowerment to several mainstream platforms like CNN, Billboard Magazine, MTV, XXL, and The Source. David Augustine Jr. a/k/a Dee-1 has definitely made an impact on the national Hip Hop scene.
He is known for his ability to convey political, spiritual and inspiring ideas in a palatable way for urban culture. The LSU-alumnus is currently working on his Psalms Of David II mixtape, which will hit the web sometime in the near future.Dee-1 is not a rookie basketball fan, he played b-ball in high school and has shot some hoops with Master P. Dee recently told his twitter followers who some of his favorite NBA players are, look below to read a little bit about each player.
My 7 Fav #NBA players these past few years: Lebron, Steph Curry, D Rose, KD, Garrett Temple, Tyrus Thomas, Brandon Bass. Who have urs been?
— Dee-1 (@Dee1music) October 10, 2013
The NBA’s current MVP and leader of the defending champion Miami Heat.Kevin Durant:
Durant is a super star scoring machine for the Oklahoma City Thunder. He is averaging 26.6 ppg on his career.Stephen Curry:
The Charlotte, North Carolina-born point guard is a star for the Golden State Warriors. He averaged 22.9 ppg.in the 2012-2013 regular season.
This star point guard won the NBA MVP at the age of 22. No one has achieved that milestone at a younger age. He plays for the championship contending Chicago Bulls. He is arguably one of the top 5 players in the league.
Garrett Temple:Tyrus Thomas:
Temple is the shooting guard for the Washington Wizards. He went to the same university (LSU) as Dee-1. Garret is an inspiration to his city.
Tyrus Thomas is an exciting forward who is signed to the Charlotte Bobcats. He was a part of the respected 2005-2006 LSU squad that also included Glen “Big Baby” Davis.When Dee-1 is not watching NBA games, he is usually recording new records or performing songs live.
Bass is a power forward for the legendary Boston Celtics. This Louisiana-based baller has been in the NBA since the 2005-2006 season.
Recently, at the A3C conference, he premiered a new song off his forthcoming mixtape Psalms Of David II titled “Zero To A Kilo” for the first time. Check it out below:
Also, one of his lines displays that he is a fan of the NBA. Check out the NBA punch line below:
RT @2saunt: "Not Tony Montana, I'm more like Tony Parker/ Cause one is a character and one is a baller!" -@Dee1music http://t.co/FrycKbbjXsFollow Dee-1 on twitter and stay tuned for that Psalms Of David Vol.2 mixtape!
— Dee-1 (@Dee1music) October 9, 2013
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