Legendary American rapper M1 from the group Dead Prez is in Uganda to perform alongside our very own Hip Hop artiste Navio at the ‘Hip Hop Special’ event taking place at Club Play come Saturday the 17th of February courtesy of Talent Africa.
Besides the performance, he has also been in different places for youth empowerment and community based work with under-privileged children as well as working on collaboration projects with Ugandan artistes and also visited some key tourist sites.
Having been influenced by revolutionaries from Malcolm X and Public Enemy, the Florida-based political rap duo Dead Prez consists of Stic Man and M1. They met in 1990 while they both were attending Florida A&M University.
Conceiving of music less as a craft and more as a platform for challenging racism and economic oppression, the duo garnered considerable attention with an appearance on Loud’s Set Up tape, Food, Clothes, And Shelter and a 12-inch single, ‘Police State’. They have other songs like Let’s Get Free, ‘Mind Sex’ and ‘Be Healthy’ and ‘Bigger Than Hip-Hop’ among others.