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It’s interesting to see what becomes of artists after they ink a deal with a major label. Fortunately, Dee-1 shows no signs of deviating from or compromising his “Mission Vision” since joining the RCA Records roster; such can be heard on “Against Us,” the first taste of his upcoming EP.

Premiered exclusively via Hip-Hop Wired, this tune is what we’d like to call audible inception. Listeners are bombarded by an instrumental that’s radio-friendly. But as toes tap and heads nod, the New Orleans lyricist delivers a layered message detailing some practice that affect Hip-Hop negatively.

“‘Against Us’ is a game changing anthem that the world needs right now,” Dee-1 said. “It symbolizes the war against negativity. Also, I’ve been blessed with so many dope opportunities…being a part of the Hip Hop Awards is one of them. Moving forward, I’m extra motivated to be that best artist I can be.”

In addition to this new record, fans in New York City can see Dee-1 perform at BET’s Music Matters Showcase at SOB’s tonight (October 14). The rest of the world can see him wax poetics in a cypher on the BET Hip-Hop Awards, which also airs tonight at 8 PM EST.

Stream “Against Us” below. Look for Dee-1’s EP to release early 2015. Purchase the cut via iTunes.

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