LiL Dee (Daniel James) is a 13 year old lyricist out of Coney Island, Brooklyn. Ever heard of rappers like LiL Uzi Vert, LiL Yachty or LiL Pump? Well, hes the complete opposite of whatever they do. Don't let his age fool you. LiL Dee's style of rhyming is heavily influenced by legends like Big L, Black Moon & Redman just to name a few. He makes it clear that hes not a big fan of modern day, mainstream Hip Hop. When Dee spits what he labels as, "HOTFIYA" you can feel his passion & respect for Hip Hop and the culture.
In the ABOUT section of his website www.lildeeraps.com he writes:
"Inspired by old school rap and classic soul music, Lil Dee’s style and sound is a throwback to when hip hop was about making great music, and not just trying to copy a certain sound."
He backs this statement up on a session with Show Off Radio where he says:
Im asking, "can you rap like me? No Trippie Redd. Im not the type of person thats fillin you with the lead. But I am the type of person to bring back the living dead"
LIL DEE SPITS 3 minutes of straight "HOTFIYA" on Shade45
Listening to LiL Dee spit & watching him have fun doing what he loves is a true pleasure to watch. LiL Dee definitely gets stamped with the reFRESH'n label. There's no doubt LiL Dee is going to heavily influence the way the youth portrays what Hip Hop will look like in the near future.
- Statik Selektah's Showoff Radio on Shade45
- Instagram lildee_raps