Dee-1 has dedicated his entire life to changing the world for the better.

Along the way, he has carved out a unique niche in the business community as an acclaimed rapper, mathematics teacher, financial literacy expert, public speaker, and social influencer.

Born and raised in New Orleans, Dee combines the hustle of an independent business owner with heart of an educator and the lyricism of a hip hop
heavyweight. After graduating from Louisiana State University, Dee-1 began teaching middle school in Baton Rouge. But he wanted more. He devised a strategy to transition out of his 9-5 job into being a full-time artist. Eventually, he signed a major label recording contract with RCA Records.

But soon he realized that rapping as an employee wasn’t the best use of his talent or intellect. His business mind allowed him to get out of his deal and establish his
own label, Mission Vision Music. He has also successfully expanded his enterprise to clothing, public speaking, acting, personal finance, and more.

In 2020, Dee received the prestigious NAACP “Power of Influence” Award.

Alabama JAG is excited to have Dee-1 headline our virtual State Career Development Conference in April.