RCA Inspiration artist Dee-1 had plans to release a mixtape called Separated at Birth on September 15, but these plans changed when the New Orleans native emcee and former math teacher announced his decision to not release the tape due to what management described as “legal repercussions and concern for the artist personal safety.” On his Instagram page, Dee-1 had this to say:
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.
Before it was announced that Separated at Birth would not be released, the YouTube video below was released by Dee-1 explaining his idea behind the controversial mixtape:
Despite the announcement that Separated at Birth won’t be released for the foreseeable future, 2 tracks from the project are on Dee-1’s Soundcloud page. Check them out here:
In the aftermath of the Separated at Birth announcement, Dee-1 spoke to Sway’s Universe about the situation. Hear his comments in the video below:
Since we won’t have any more Separated at Birth tracks to drop for now, enjoy Dee-1’s visual take on “Tha Block is Hot” below: