Dead Prez, Lyrics Born, Mayday

Dead Prez, Lyrics Born, Mayday

Photo courtesy of the artist Dead Prez

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Fri., Feb. 9, 9 p.m. 2018
$28

Location Info:

The Roxy
9009 W. Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA  90069
310-278-9457
“Time is getting rough, huh? That’s nothing new to us,” Dead Prez announced on “A New Beginning,” from their 2012 opus Information Age. “This crazy world we live in/They taking, ain’t no giving/Consuming not producing.” The Brooklyn duo of stic.man and M-1 have never been fascinated with collecting dead presidents like more materialistic rappers. Instead, they’d rather burn those dollar bills — and burn down the whole system: “The end of the world don’t mean too much/To us it’s a new beginning.” For all their uncompromising lyrics, Dead Prez aren’t about death and destruction. Instead, they confront reality with something more daring than violence — hope. “The dollar bill is just a piece of paper/If the lights go out, it ain’t gonna save ya,” stic.man advises on “What If the Lights Go Out,” emphasizing the need for “organization, communication, clarity, family, solidarity.”
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