Durrell Lee "Dee-L" was born & raised in the 9th ward of New Orleans, LA. He started rapping in 1993 and starting producing
in 2001. Dee-L was deeply influenced by soulful music along with hip hop to include artist from Frankie Beverly & Maze, the
Isley Brothers to the No limit and Cash money movements. His father, "Cluster Lee" is also a well-known New Orleans musician who
influenced his soulful approach to music.
Dee-L started to write Christian influenced music in 2005, but was skeptical based on what he was taught. Through prayer and examining his own biases, he realized the gospel can be taught in the most simplistic way possible for those who will never go to a Church to still get the message. The release of his first project titled "Rap & Worship" in 2013 and follow up "Preaching Ova Beats" 2014 further established his world view through a christian lens.
Dee-L believes music is a universal language that we all understand that connects us to periods of our life. Currently, Dee-L is working on his 3rd christian hip hop album titled "Mirror Message Music" which will be released 2015. The first single off the project is "Put you in my Safe". Dee-L promises this will be his best project yet!