New Orleans rapper Dee-1 will not be releasing his mixape, Separated At Birth, today as he previously announced. The rapper uploaded a post on Instagram of his mixtape cover with the word “banned” going diagonally across in bold red letters. Dee first attracted attention when he called out hip hop heavyweights Lil Wayne, Jay-Z and 5o Cent entitled “Jay, 50 and Weezy”. His mixtape was set to feature popular Wayne beats transformed ans replaced with socially conscious lyrics.

He released a statement via Instragm explaining how the situation is out of  his control and that if he wasn’t being threatened legally, he would release the mixtape anyway. Since the first post, he has released several others explaining the situation even more. He released “Call Ya Bluff” from the mixtape as a single which built anticipation for the mixtape’s release.

Check out some of the Instagram posts as well as listen to “Call Ya Bluff” below.

I’d like to apologize to all the fans. This is a project that was needed in hip hop and i was excited to give it to you all. All i can say is that 1. this industry is truly crazy smh, 2. some bold actions have taken place behind the scenes, and 3. some people fear what the truth sounds like. Trust me, if no one threatened legal recourse, I would still drop it because I worked hard on this and i think this music would bless all who hear it, and add a much-needed perspective to hip hop. The topic of my personal safety was also brought up to be honest, but truthfully God has me covered so I was neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeever worried about that. Until further notice, the #SeparatedAtBirth mixtape has been BANNED. Unfortunately, i need for orangemixtapes.com to not post the mixtape as of now until things clear up. Sorry for the wait.

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The Rosh Hashana holiday ends today, and there will be more clarity from the lawyers once they return to work tomorrow… But I’d like to apologize to all the fans. This is a project that was needed in hip hop and i was excited to give it to you all. All i can say is that 1. this industry is truly crazy smh, 2. some bold actions have taken place behind the scenes, and 3. some people fear what the truth sounds like. Trust me, if no one threatened legal recourse, I would still drop it because I worked hard on this and i think this music would bless all who hear it, and add a much-needed perspective to hip hop. The topic of my personal safety was also brought up to be honest, but truthfully God has me covered so I was neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeever worried about that. Until further notice, the #SeparatedAtBirth mixtape has been BANNED. Sorry for the wait.

A photo posted by Dee-1 (@dee1music) on

Sitting here listening to this tape on my laptop… I’ma pray on it tonight and weigh all my options, then wake up tomorrow and make a decision… I’d like to apologize to all the fans. This is a project that was needed in hip hop and i was excited to give it to you all. All i can say is that 1. this industry is truly crazy smh, 2. some bold actions have taken place behind the scenes, and 3. some people fear what the truth sounds like. Trust me, if no one threatened legal recourse, I would still drop it because I worked hard on this and i think this music would bless all who hear it, and add a much-needed perspective to hip hop. The topic of my personal safety was also brought up to be honest, but truthfully God has me covered so I was neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeever worried about that. Until further notice, the #SeparatedAtBirth mixtape has been BANNED.

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