Dead Prez is a couple of educated mfs. They could drown their audiences in egalitarian clichés & unprovocative anti-racism based in stagnant hollywood hypocrisy & white middle class morals thats arbitrary at best. By studying Russel, Fanon, Sartre & M-L classics & channel their righteous rage into a lyricism of equal parts golden age insults, esplanade rhymes & a non-melodic spoken word still driven by the 4/4 beats. Their politics are void of reformist cowardess; like the Panthers they are actually conscious of the necessary conclusions; the 5% can & wil do anything to write the status quo in stone, so one must perceive all their tentacles (incl. the national & private troops who - by laptop & drone or by hand - carry out the diabolic plans the industry's been nursing for centuries, to bring terror to countries making them void of control & fertile ground for carte blanche on black gov contracts, redistributing public funds to the death industry shaded by expanding terror & mayhem.
@Luky7 you're true about it, i have the same opinion. dead prez isn't just hiphop nor even only music, it represents a movement, a religion, an attitude, a time in the future... i could write a lot of essays about their music! like it or go to hell! ,)
only think i can complain about is number of songs, and i dont like "skits" (or how u call it in engliš) much... :D and i mean in any music album from any artist... i need moooooore new DPz tracks but np but still love all albums/tapes alot.....
I ain't scared to die, I ain't got shit to loose. Plus I ain't happy here, living on a planet full of fools. I ain't scared to die, even though I wanna live. How could I keep my head above the water when the force of the current is pulling me harder then I could swim. Death can't hurt, unless we die slow.
THE BEST HIP HOP COMES FROM TRUTH NOT ILLUSION AND THESE GUYS KNOW THE ENEMY, SAW THE LIVE IN LONDON FEW YEARS BACK NOW TRUE TALENT MIXED WITH POWERFUL MUSIC TO IGNITE INSPIRE AND REVOLUTIONISE OUR PLANET.
V well since we are westerners history is told from a eurocentric perspective. think about it that way. if youre native american or african or watever, youre taught that yours was the civilization that was less sophisticated or savages that needed to be westernized which is bullshit. in reality our "civilization" is raping the land and destroying the planet by taking everything as if its ours and teaching bullshit darwinism. other species are not in competition with us, but we're supposed to be one earth system. read about the gaia hypothesis.
peace. in case anyone is unaware, m-1 recently dropped an album with an Italian house music producer by the name of Bonnot called "Ap2p" (All Power to the People). album is pretty solid, check it out: http://www.amazon.com/All-Power-People-Explicit/dp/B007XCKWTC/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1337096589&sr=1-1