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A former middle-school math teacher from New Orleans raps about being debt free from Sallie Mae.

Sallie Mae is a organization that helps students pay for college with student loans, high-yield savings accounts and insurance that they apply for.

David Augustine Jr., Dee-1, stated his debt problems started after he graduated from Louisiana State University.  Even with a full-time job, he still couldn’t get on top of his student loans.

“I have literally been in that place in life where I’m like, do I want to put some gas in my car or do I want to eat dinner tonight?” the musician said. It’s clear he hasn’t forgotten that time in his life: He’s giving away digital copies of the song “Sallie Mae Back” to anyone who signs up for his mailing list. “Everyone should be able to share this song, and money shouldn’t be a distraction,” Dee-1 told CNN.

Now that Dee-1 has paid off his own debt, he stresses financial responsibility to those with college loan bills and says even though it might take longer than you want, you’ll see the light at the end of the tunnel one day.

Check out his video.

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