Dead Prez is an underground hip-hop duo of alternative rappers stic.man and M-1. They are largely known for their hard-hitting style and politically active lyrics, focusing on racism, critical pedagogy, religion, activism against what they perceive as governmental repression, and corporate control over the media, especially hip-hop record labels. Dead prez made their stance clear on their first album, declaring on the lead song, "I'm a  African" that the group is "somewhere between N.W.A. and P.E."
In 1990, M-1 headed to Tallahassee to attend FAMU (Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University) where he and stic.man met and connected due to their mutual love of music and knowledge. "I was soaking up the Black Panther Party as a whole," M-1 remembers. "I learned about their lives and it helped mold me.""I realized there's a struggle already going on, and I have to try to help ride it out," interjects stic.man. M-1's quest for insight led him to join the International Peo
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