We’ve learned that education is key. But it’s also very expensive.

Rapper and former middle school teacher, Dee-1, is trying to relieve some of those financial burdens. He’s teamed up with Sallie Mae for Knowledge for College Tour which will make multiple stops at colleges throughout the US. At each stop Dee-1 will preform, and hand out scholarships while stressing the importance of education.

“Anything you do that is as big of a time commitment and a financial investment as going to college is, you should always have a plan,” the former middle school teacher says in a promotional video. “I’ve partnered with Sallie Mae to help people develop that plan. We’re able to help one another accomplish our ultimate goal that we want to make college happen. I want to just cultivate the desire within my audience to want to go to college because if you take one step towards success by going to college and you honestly think it’s your best effort, success takes two steps towards you.”

This partnership comes after Dee-1’s single called “Sallie Mae Back” which raps about financial literacy and how amazing it feels to be debt free.

Watch the full interview and “Sallie Mae Back” below.

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About The Author Alicia West

Alicia West better known as Ace hails from Toronto, the newest city on everyones radar. Before taking her talents to media, she worked a thriving career in digital marketing, creating social media, and influencer outreach programs. As an advocate for living life to the fullest while still hustling for your dreams, Alicia shares her world and interests on her digital platform #justaceit.

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