Dee-1’s Too Focused To Fail Road Journal: The Intro

blame it on Shake March 1, 2012

As the dopehouse and TSS continue to help Dee-1 get through his Too Focused To Fail Tour, the New Orleans emcee pens the first entry to his new road journal. Hit the jump for his thoughts so far.


Behind every show you see as a fan, there’s usually a bunch of foolishness. Unnecessary egos, dropped balls, ulterior motives, and last minute scrambling. This is the life! I deal with it with laughter, firmness, and patience.

I’ve got to take all of those things on tour with me. Currently, I’m on my second official one. The first was the “Grind & Hustle Tour” with my homies Young Dro, Pac Div and Killer Mike. This time it’s the “Too Focused To Fail” tour and I named it that because that’s how I feel at this point in my career. Anyone around me without this same level of focus will begin to feel more and more like an outcast.

Throughout the constant travel, I want to stay healthy. I often get sick because I don’t sleep much and don’t have the best eating habits. When the budget permits, I will be seeking out a personal chef to keep me on track… or a wife. Whichever comes first lol.

I’ll be rocking stages in Michigan, Georgia, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Massachusetts, Texas, Tennessee and several more states across the country. The two coolest parts are that more dates are being added almost everyday and these are all from incoming inquiries. So the movement is moving. While on the road I’ll be checking in with written and video updates as well as finishing up my new project, The Focus Tape, which drops in April. Oh yeah, and I’ll still be crafting my album, Mission Vision, produced by my big bro Mannie Fresh. Ain’t nothin’ left to it but to get it in. Talk to ya’ll soon…

Dee-1 “The One Man Army”

…and the battle continues

Shouts to our fam over at TheSmokingSection for making this happen. Looking forward to the next couple entries.