MADE Magazine Issue 8 - Page 41

R eflecting back to the interview with Sway in the Morning in 2014. MADE: In an interview from 2014, you said, “People felt that it was okay to ignore me because of the type of music that I make.” Fast forward to now, do you feel like that has changed at all? O’S GOT NEXT Dee1: No, I don’t think that anything has changed. That interview was a turning point in my whole life. That was a turning point for my career. I know the exact interview you’re talking about. We did it on October 14, 2014 and it came out October 16, 2014. So for me, ever since then it’s been my mission to make it to where I know I can be. Although others will try to ignore what I’m doing or put it in a little box they can just push off to the side, my goal is to make my presence felt to where you can’t ignore me, you can’t ignore the impact of my music, you can’t ignore how catchy this song is or how much visibility I’m getting. That’s really been my personal mission since that interview. So I do still feel like that with what I do, people will love to just say “Alright, that’s nice… it’s good to have a positive person in the rap game” and then kind of push it to the side for the "regularly scheduled programming". You know I think that’s what people would like. MADE: Your approach to everything is refreshing and your songs and message seem very organic. With the viral success that you’ve had with your student loan payback anthem “Sallie Mae Back”, the amount of visibility that you’ve