Über Dead Prez
Revolutionary hip-hop may have recently taken a back seat to the gat-toting, Mo-sipping club-thugs, but Dead Prez are here to bring it back. M-1 and sticman pull no punches, serving up an aural call-to-arms against the U.S. government. Fiery verses challenge corrupt lawmakers, racist police, and various social injustices while demanding freedom and equality for all citizens. Dead Prez's message is inspiring, immediate and backed with high-caliber production as buttery Soul loops drift above militant beats, merging to craft a sound both intelligent and intense without sacrificing listenability. Like Public Enemy before them, their lyrics demand your attention while their beats keep your neck busy. Protest music you can bump in the ride.