CLOSE

DEAD PREZ They’re bigger than hip hop


Hip hop duo Dead Prez are set to hit Capitol on Thursday, December 12 as part of an Australian tour coinciding with their performance at Meredith Music Festival in Victoria.

Dead Prez’s signature combination of artistry and activism has earned them legendary status, with hard-hitting activism and beats, focusing on social injustices, the prison system and indigenous rights. With their breakout debut record, 2000’s Let’s Get Free, Dead Prez (aka Brooklyn rappers Stic.Man and M-1) led the charge in a renaissance of politically-conscious rap.

A young Kanye West famously said “It wasn’t until I hung out with Dead Prez that I understood how to make raps with a message sound cool…” Dead Prez’s track Hip Hop also featured as the walk-on music for African American comedian Dave Chappelle’s cult program, Chappelle’s Show.

Dead Prez play Capitol on Thursday, December 12. Tickets are on sale now via Oztix.