Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Dead Prez: Turn Off The Radio, Volume 4.
In anticipation of their upcoming 3rd studio album Information Age, M-1 and Stic Man (a.k.a. Sticky Icky) give you Revolutionary But Gangsta Grillz. The 4th mixtape installment in their Turn Off The Radio series, Dead Prez tap Philly's own DJ Drama to do the honors. I always support these dudes. They remind me that all Hip-Hop is not, as Aloe Blacc so succinctly noted, "a young man's tool for magnifying his ego." Hip-Hop is still a tool for empowerment. Hard to believe these dudes have been at it for a decade now. Crossfading the bounce of Southern Hip-Hop with the legacy of Public Enemy and X-Clan. But it's even harder to believe that there aren't more young cats following their lead. Hip-Hop needs balance desperately. Other than A-Alikes and Immortal Technique, what Hip-Hop acts can you name that are still freedom riders? I'm waiting...
More info about Revolutionary But Gangsta Grillz here.