The video became widely popular, with over 15 million views, but the young artist, born in June of 1995, had been active in Houston’s underground scene since 2004. His uncle, local Rapper SMOOV, had introduced Dice to the wild lifestyle that would become his calling. As a teenager, Dice (he added “Soho” later, as a homage to his birthplace in South Houston), founded Icey Life, a collection of artists and singers. His energy uniquely carries his live performances, and he has opened for many national and regional artists. In the footsteps of his city’s originators in Pimp C & Paul Wall—who combined music with distinct attitude and fashion—Dice Soho is defining what it means to be a Houston artist in rap’s new era.
After releasing a well-received mixtape, 0 Degreez, Dice Soho’s career took a major step forward by becoming the first signee to superproducer Mike Dean’s record label, M.W.A. Dean is renowned for his work with Kanye West, Kid Cudi, Travis Scott, and Houston legends such as Scarface and Pimp C, and signing Dice was a natural fit. Dean is currently working with Dice on his debut album, You Could Have.