After toiling on the underground scene for years with his socially conscious rhymes, New Orleans rapper Dee-1 has signed a recording contract with RCA Inspiration. The NOLA spitter is amped about the union. "Signing with RCA is a life-changing partnership that I'm excited to be a part of," says Dee-1 via press release. "I know we're about to make history together so I'm motivated to work harder than ever. Coming from New Orleans, I realize that my success is bigger than me. It's a symbol of hope for others who want to chase their dreams and make a difference in life. So I'm going to make sure that together we all win. #MissionVision."

Dee jumped on the scene in 2004 with the release of his debut mixtape, It's Only The Beginning and has dropped a total of nine solo projects including the indie LP, David & Goliath in 2009. His 2012 The Focus Tape was hosted by fellow N.O. native Mannie Fresh. RCA Inspiration's general manager Geo Bivins also seems excited about the signing and possibilities it may bring. "We are truly excited about Dee-1 joining the RCA Inspiration family," he said. "In the current marketplace, where people are listening much closer to artists and seeking music that is authentic with a 'real' message, we believe Dee-1's music will resonate with today's diverse Hip Hop and Inspirational music consumers and beyond."

Dee will waste no time getting his message out to the masses releasing the mixtape, Psalms of David II, November 19.

[via HHW]