dead prez’s signature combination of artistry and activism has earned them legendary status. Inspired by the Black Panther and Uhuru movements, dead prez match hard-hitting activism with even harder-hitting beats, focusing on social injustices, the prison system and indigenous rights.
With their breakout debut record, 2000’s Let’s Get Free, dead prez (aka Brooklyn rappers Stic.Man and M-1) led the charge in a renaissance of politically-conscious rap.
The album featured production from a young Kanye West, who famously said, “It wasn’t until I hung out with dead prez that I understood how to make raps with a message sound cool…”.
Music tastemaker Pitchfork called Let’s Get Free “an iconoclastic rap record built around the politics of liberation”, awarding it an 8.2/10 – a high watermark on their infamously challenging album review scale.
dead prez’s track Hip Hop also featured as the walk-on music for African American comedian Dave Chappelle’s cult program, Chappelle’s Show.
Over the years, dead prez have built a fan base around their flamboyant live performances; known to ignite dollar bills and toss apples into the audience (a nod to their emphasis on living a healthy lifestyle).
Don’t miss what will be an electrifying live performance and rallying call-to-action from two of hip-hop’s most outspoken figures.
Tickets on sale now via Oztix.