Rapper Dee-1 Performs at West Virginia State University Feb. 24

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Feb. 20, 2015
Rapper Dee-1 Performs at West Virginia State University Feb. 24

INSTITUTE, W.Va. – The West Virginia State University (WVSU) Student Government Association will present its annual Black History Month Convocation Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 10 a.m. in the P.A. Williams Auditorium, located on the second floor of Ferrell Hall.

This event will feature David Augustine Jr., better known as Dee-1, a rapper and former middle school math teacher from Louisiana. After two years of being “Mr. Augustine” by day and “Dee-1″ by night, he finally decided his passion for hip-hop was too strong to ignore.

Armed with righteousness, realness and the desire to be relevant, Dee-1 set his sights on becoming the type of rapper his students could be proud of. Sleepless nights being a full-time teacher and part-time rapper were replaced by sleepless nights being a self-proclaimed “full-time dream chaser.”

He has released three mixtapes: “It’s Only Tha Beginning,” “Still We Rise” and “I Am Who I Am” and has been featured in national media outlets like CNN and Billboard Magazine. Several singles from his mixtapes have received extensive radio play and regular airplay on MTV Jams.

Since 2011, Dee-1 has been on four successful nationwide tours and is known for giving jaw-dropping, crowd-surfing performances and electrifying audiences whenever he hits the stage.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information about these and other events recognizing Black History Month at or supported by WVSU, visit www.wvstateu.edu/culturalactivities.

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West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multi-generational institution, located in Institute, W.Va. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service, and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.
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