maximize it because we have too many close
connections. Our circles are overlapping for
that not to happen eventually…but it’s just a
matter of time of when and hopefully it’ll be
under the right circumstances to where we can
have a productive conversation that has nothing
to do with me trying to gain something from
him. Because I know he’s used to people that are
trying to get him to do a song, get him to sign
and bring them on tour and I don’t want any of
that. I don’t want any of the above from him. I
would just like to be able to talk.
working on my album right now. I’m in
the middle of recording my album. As far
as the release date, I want to have it out
by the end of 2016. I know for a fact that
it’ll be done way before then, but the goal
is to have it out by the end of 2016.
MADE: Any features?
Dee1: Yes, I do have features in mind
right now just not locked in. Now, I
just have to bring them to fruition. And
I think that all the ones that I want to
happen are going to be able to happen
because they are all actually friends.
When you have friends, it’s way different
than just an industry hookup.
MADE: What’s the best advice you ever been
given that you continue to live by?
Dee1: Yesterday is done and tomorrow hasn’t
come, ¬so win today. I came up with that
because my friend’s mom died. When his mom
died, he was fulfilling his everyday duties and
still handling his own responsibilities and what
not. And it wasn’t til' one day that he spoke to
me and broke down when he told me about
his mother dying. But he said that he had been
carrying on his obligations and duties because
his mother always told him that you can’t
change the past and you can’t control the future,
so just focus on the present and win today. No
matter what happened, you still have to wake up
the next day and focus on winning that day. I
look at everyday like a win or lose opportunity.
I don’t consider it a win if I just survive through
another day, but I consider it a win if I live in
the type of way that’s going to make God proud
of me and that’s going to make me feel like I’m
utilizing my time and talents effectively. That’s
what makes me feel like I won that day.
MADE: When do you feel like you’ve
MADE it? What exactly do you envision
your life being like when you can
honestly sit back, take a deep breath, and
say “I have MADE it”?
Dee1: When I take my last breath on
this earth, if I can just say, “Man, I
know that I used my God-¬given talents
to make this world a better place”. If I
can have that thought run through my
mind and if I know that that’s the truth
right before I take my last breath, then I
made it. It’s not about a certain amount
of money that I’ve made, or a certain
amount of followers that I hit online.
All of that is cool, but that doesn’t make
me feel like I made it. Making it is an
everyday thing, literally. I thought I was
going to feel like I made it when I signed
a record deal, and I signed a record deal
didn’t feel like I made it yet. I thought I
was going to say I made it when I started
making a certain amount of money and
still didn’t feel like I made it. “Making”
is a verb, I don’t think it’s a past tense
thing…that implies that it’s done. And
I don’t think that it’s done until we stop
MADE:As far as upcoming projects, is there
anything that you would like to speak on?
Dee1: When I take my last breath on this earth,
if I can just say “Man, I know that I used my
God given talents to make this world a better
place”. If I can have that thought run through
my mind, and if I know that that’s the truth
right before I take my last breath, then I made
it. It’s not about a certain amount of money that
I’ve made, or a certain amount of followers I’m