Dee-1's "3's Up" Gets Righteous

It’s tempting to not lead this review of rapper Dee-1’s 3’s Up EP with his faith. Religion and pop music have rarely been good together, and he has worked too hard to define a very specific place for himself for me to present a less nuanced depiction. Still, 3’s Up is his first release for RCA Inspiration—the label’s Christian music imprint—and Dee’s faith is central to the recordings.