Dee-1 announced he will feature Lupe Fiasco, who he had toured with in the past, and Big K.R.I.T. on a remix of his 3’s Up single “Against Us” on Sway in the Morning this week at SXSW 2016.

The remix will be released next week.

Then after Dee-1 performed at the show, he told his audience how much Sway had impacted his life.

“[Sway] don’t know this, but he saved my life. Remember when I came on y’all show and I broke down crying and all that? This industry will play mind games with you. I was in severe depression. I had an interview scheduled with Sway. October 14, 2014,” said Dee-1, who released a song about the interview on 3’s Up.

“I was contemplating suicide, just to be all the way real with y’all. I went on this man’s show. The energy I felt, the spirit … this man told me, ‘Dee, you got a calling on your life that might be bigger than anything a record exec could tell you,’ and ever since then, I’ve been on the highest high ever y’all. And it’s because I know I got a purpose. Make sure you get in touch with yours.”

Dee-1 live at Sway in the Morning SXSW

Posted by on Thursday, March 17, 2016