Birth Place: (M1) Brooklyn, New York, (stic.man) Tallahassee, Florida
Years Active: 1996 - present
Genres: Political Hip Hop, Underground Hip Hop
Dead Prez are a hip-hop duo composed of stic.man and M-1. The duo formed in New York City in 1996 and is known for their confrontational lyrics that often focus on societal issues. M-1 and stic.man met in Florida during college in the early 90s and felt an instant connection over their musical interests and political affiliations. M-1 became interested in the Black Panther Party and joined the International People's Democratic Uhuru Movement in Chicago for three years. When the duo reconnected to focus on music they were quickly signed to Loud Records. The duo built a fan base based on the strength of their live shows and the large crowds they attracted. The duo began to get offers to contri...
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