Lil Dee, God’s Gift, born June 1, 1989, and raised in New Orleans, LA, has taken the struggle of growing up in the South and transformed it into a lyrical landscape to gain insight to Rap and Hip Hop music. Though only 19, his sound and skills far surpass his age. The early influences of The Notorious B-I-G and Nas have helped developed his style of positive rapping and thought provoking rhymes.
Lil Dee began performing before others his age knew what rhyming was. From his first talent show at age 10, it was apparent that his lyrical style would set him apart from the rest. Lil Dee began to showcase his talent by performing on local radio shows, which led to him winning the Freestyle contest for The Source Magazine. His success prompted him to enter the studio to record and release a mix tape that would go on to sell over 20,000 copies.
Lil Dee’s strength as a performer goes far beyond the studio. His ability to engage and captivate an audience has allowed him to open artist Rick Ross (Def Jam). He has work with artists like Fiend (formerly of No Limit Records), and Baby Boy Tha Prince (Universal Records). He has been featured on many well known artists CDs including Turk from Cash Money Records.
Lil Dee’s positive style has allowed him the flexibility to perform on radio, television, and video. He has appeared on BET’s “106 and Park”, the UPN Network, and a DVD titled “Bonose TV”. Rapper T. I. was quoted saying that Lil Dee was the “future of New Orleans Rap”. Lil Dee is not just the future but God’s Gift to Rap music.