New Orleans rapper, Dee-1, has long been compared to his fellow N.O. counterpart, Lil Wayne. For years it's been said that Dee-1 sounds like a conscious version of Weezy. Those comparisons to their styles may be valid, but this flip on one of a Lil Wayne classic "Tha Block Is Hot" proves just how little the two have in common.
We all remember when the teenage Lil Wayne burst onto the scene in 1999 with his Mannie Fresh produced street banger, "Tha Block Is Hot" featuring B.G. and Juvenile. His verbal sparring and tough talk was nothing short of entertaining, and might arguably be some of his strongest material. However, in 2015, Dee-1 has decided to reignite those flames lit by the Cash Money "Hot Boy" with a different type of heat. Dee-1 turns up the temperature on the dope boys in the streets encouraging them to get out the game and leave the streets behind. Check out the visual below:
Just in case you forgot what the original version sounds like, here you go:
The two may be from the same city but lyrically the two are world's apart. Dee-1's upcoming project, Separated At Birth, is set to be released September 15.
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