Dee-1 recruited Lupe Fiasco and Big K.R.I.T. for the remix of his 2014 track, “Against Us.” The New Orleans rapper spoke with Billboard about his remix and how it came about.
“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.”
Fiasco, who was working on his Tetsuo & Youth album when he heard “Against Us,” adds that he was impressed with Dee-1 and K.R.I.T. on this remix. Dee-1 shared an Instagram pic during the video shoot where Lupe slipped a curse word in his verse, testing Dee to see if he noticed it.
Take a look at the video below.
The @lupefiasco Effect: when we did the #AgainstUSRemix he cursed on purpose on his verse to see if i would 1. keep it because he's my friend and bc of me not wanting to create an awkward moment in the studio with us or 2. stay true to my brand and bring it up to him/take it out. ? little mind games that keep me sharp. This was done bc speaking up was something i shared with Lu that i had struggled with in the past. I'm thankful for homie. — #AgainstUSRemix music video coming soon! Dee-1 x Lupe x Big Krit ???