After tapping Lupe Fiasco and Big K.R.I.T. for  the remix to the 2014 track "Against Us," Dee-1 gives the song the video treatment. Unsurprisingly, the talented trio let their rhymes do most of the work as the no-frills clip doesn't feature any gaudy jewelry, big cars or women. At the end, Dee's grandfather gives his stamp of approval for the song and video.

"I might be 86, but I know good hip-hop when it hits," he says. "And you know what I represent; be real, be righteous and be relevant."

The New Orleans native is clearly excited about the track and channeled Birdman when talking to Billboard about the track.

“The line-up for this song feels like an All-Star team. Lupe is a legend, K.R.I.T. is a superstar and I’m the new guy making noise. Time to put some ‘respek’ on my name.”

Dee-1 made headlines back in February when he dropped the video for "Sallie Mae Back," which became a rallying cry for students saddled with insane loan debt after graduating from school.

“It’s really a part of my life journey,” the MC told The Washington Post. “So many people can relate to it. I’ve had conversations with friends who went to college, and Sallie Mae would always come up. I wanted to make it a fun, celebratory anthem to motivate people.”

After graduating from Louisiana State University in 2009, Dee took a job as a middle school math teacher in Baton Rouge, LA but eventually left the position to pursue music. Once he signed a deal with RCA, he took his advance and paid off his debt instead of copping a new car or jewelry.

“Cars don’t matter to me. I still drive a 1998 Honda Accord. I don’t care about keeping up with the Joneses,” he said. “I was like ‘yo, I’m going to finish paying Salle Mae back with this money.'”

Check out Dee’s Free Lunch and Sallie Mae mixtape.

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