Dead Prez
Let's Get Free

  1 x LP   180grs     

2015 EU reissue on standard 2LP - Sermonizing Black Nationalism, Pan-Africanism and the benefits of a healthy and just lifestyle during the height of the Bad Boy / Roc-AFella era of nihilistic excess in the late '90s, Dead Prez also signed to a majo...

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Release date: 09-04-2015(originally released in 2000)
 
2015 EU reissue on standard vinyl 2LP - Sermonizing Black Nationalism, Pan-Africanism and the benefits of a healthy and just lifestyle during the height of the Bad Boy / Roc-AFella era of nihilistic excess in the late '90s, Dead Prez also signed to a major label (Loud / Columbia) despite leaning much more towards the burgeoning indie aesthetics of the day. But this was a good thing using major label muscle to wake up righteous hip-hop fans who might have fallen asleep at the wheel. The group itself consisting of MCs stic.man and M-1, who produced or co-produced most of the duo s music was formed in Tallahassee, Florida in the early 1990s. By later that decade, the duo had started making significant waves, having their music heard on the soundtracks to Soul In The Hole and Slam, as well as appearing on albums by Big Pun and The Beatnuts. By 1998, they released their first official single, the serious, stark Police State, on Loud, appropriately brought to the label by Lord Jamar of Brand Nubian. After building a solid rep over the next two years with fiery live performances, in 2000 they unleashed their debut album, Let's Get Free. The album was a welcome return to provocative and often radically political rhetoric that hearkened back to hip-hop forebears including The Coup, Public Enemy and KRS-One (as well as poetic descendants like the Last Poets and Watts Prophets). Let's Get Free was critically acclaimed and benefited from multiple singles, including the infectious, thick analog drive of Hip-Hop It's Bigger Than Hip-Hop, with a remix co-produced by a young Kanye West; Mind Sex (with Abiodun Oyewole of the Last Poets); and the poignant I'm An African. But the singles weren't the only worthy songs, as just about every cut here has deeper meaning than most full albums by their early 2000s peers. Highlights: the thought-provoking, anti-drug album opener Wolves ; We Want Freedom They Schools and Propaganda . All in all, this is one of the more underrated and possibly Top 5 fully-realized political hip-hop albums of all time. 
 
Tracks:
LP1
A1 Wolves
A2 I'm An African
A3 'They' Schools
A4 Hip Hop
A5 Police State
 
B1 Behind Enemy Lines
B2 Assassination
B3 Mind Sex
B4 We Want Freedom
B5 Be Healthy [Voice [Featuring] – Prodigy]
 
LP2
C1 Discipline
C2 Psychology
C3 Happiness
C4 Animal In Man
 
D1 You'll Find A Way
D2 It's Bigger Than Hip Hop
D3 Propaganda
D4 The Pistol
Discs: 1
Drager(LP,EP,12,7,CD): LP
Qual(120grs,150grs,180grs): 180grs
Speed(33,45): 33rpm
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