Vegetables Are Gangsta – dead prez on Wednesday

dead prez

Spirit of ’68 presents…

dead prez
Wednesday February 25th
w/The Mudkids
@ The Buskirk Chumley Theater
8pm
$15
All Ages

Cool. I got into dead prez a little while after RBG came out. I was really into Rage Against the Machine and Public Enemy for a while, so these guys were right up my alley. It’s political. It’s philosophical. It’s hip hop. They have two albums out now with another due soon. Their second album, RBG is a little more violent and straightforward than Let’s Get Free. Let’s Get Free is one of the best hip hop albums I’ve ever heard. It’s got hooks, lyrics, and it definitely has a message. It plays like some kind of hip hop/socialist manifesto. It covers everything from the government to psychology to discipline to sociological philosophy. Oh, and Prodigy from Mobb Deep raps about vegetables. If you’ve never heard dead prez before (and I know you have, Dave Chappelle used the Hip-Hop instrumental at the beginning of every show) then I recommend at least listening to Let’s Get Free. If nothing else, check out Hip-Hop and the Animal Farmesque track Animal in Man. Then go to the show because supposedly they sometimes hand out apples to the audience (so they will eat healthy?). So I guess apples are gangsta too.

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~ by masterodisaster on February 23, 2009.

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