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Let's Get Free
     

Let's Get Free

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by DPZ
 

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Can you remember the last time you heard a hip-hop artist who didn't dis other MC's or floss about luxury cars, expensive liquor, or shagging with gold-diggers? You can't, can you? Well, on their debut disc, LET'S GET FREE, Dead Prez break free of that tired formula and remind us that hip-hop is still the ultimate musical forum for political expression. Stic.man and M

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Can you remember the last time you heard a hip-hop artist who didn't dis other MC's or floss about luxury cars, expensive liquor, or shagging with gold-diggers? You can't, can you? Well, on their debut disc, LET'S GET FREE, Dead Prez break free of that tired formula and remind us that hip-hop is still the ultimate musical forum for political expression. Stic.man and M-1 address "real" issues set to ear-teasing grooves that will move you without diluting their empowering message. Every topic Dead Prez address is either meant to uplift or to spark revolution. From their pro-black anthem "African," to the anti-police and prison system protests "Police State" and "Enemy Lines," Dead Prez drop science with an urgency not felt since X-Clan and Public Enemy. Stylistically, the duo, who have roots in both New York and Florida, veer between Queens-influenced rhyme-styles and beats and the fast-paced flutter of southern rap grooves, all the while laying down the law for headz who may have forgotten how inspiring political hip-hop can be.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Conaway
Signed to a label (Loud) notorious for its astute thug philosophers (Wu-Tang, Mobb Deep, and Big Pun), Dead Prez's empowering debut, Lets Get Free, seems like a misplaced oddity. Yet the disputatious duo of SticMan and M1 would be an oddity on any label, as they shoulder the burden of revitalizing a genre (problack) which has been seemingly erased from the collective consciousness. Taking social activism to new heights, Dead Prez are the most revolutionary hip-hop group to emerge since Public Enemy lost their audience and N.W.A disbanded. SticMan and M1 chronicle a broad range of politically pressing issues which pertain to the black community -- from the inadequacies of inner-city public schooling ("They Schools") to socially repressive bureaucracies ("Police State"). But Dead Prez are more then just agenda and rhetoric; the group's topical diversity is equally inspiring, seamlessly shifting from the mind-pillaging "Psychology" into the conversational foreplay of "Mind Sex." Yet it is "Animal in Man" that best illustrates just how innovative this group can be.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/14/2000
Label:
Relativity
UPC:
0088561186722
catalogNumber:
1867
Rank:
41877

Tracks

  1. Wolves
  2. I'm a African
  3. They Schools
  4. Hip-Hop
  5. Police State
  6. Behind Enemy Lines
  7. Assassination
  8. Mind Sex
  9. We Want Freedom
  10. Be Healthy
  11. Discipline
  12. Psychology
  13. Happiness
  14. Animal in Man
  15. You'll Find a Way
  16. It's Bigger Than Hip-Hop
  17. [Silence]
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  44. Propaganda
  45. The Pistol

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Let's Get Free 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this album speaks nothin but the truth.the truth of the year.deep poetry,with great subjects.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In the obvious choice for Rap Album of the year, Dead Prez's debut album, 'Lets Get Free,' combines the rap savvyness of Biggie Smalls and the Soul, Power, and Importance of Bob Marley. The first single, 'It's Bigger than Hip-Hop', a bass filled revolutionary peice provides perfect contrast to 'Be Healthy', the first entirely cuisine oriented Hip-Hop song. This album delivers exciting beats, lyrics, subjects, and is a must buy for any Hip Hop fan.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is truly one of the best albums to come along in a very long time! Not only that, but it is music that simply must be heard by everyone: black, white, it doesn't matter. My favorite thing about this album is that in contrast to the firey anthems ''Hip Hop'', ''I'm an African'', and ''The Pistol'', there are outstandingly positive tracks such as ''Happiness''.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is great. I don't listen to that much hip-hop/rap. But this album really catches my makes me wanna BOUNCE! Cool lyrics and tight grooves! It's definitely something to blast in your car with your windows open! Check this out!
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