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DEAD PREZ CELEBRATES THE 10th YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF "LET'S GET FREE"
WITH THE RELEASE OF REVOLUTIIONARY BUT GANGSTA GRILLZ
"Dead Prez Collaborates with DJ Drama to Release a Free Album for their 10 Year Anniversary
New York, NY (June 17, 2010)--- Dead Prez will officially mark the 10th anniversary of their monumental debut album "Let's Get Free" with the June 22nd release of Turn Off the Radio Vol. 4: Revolutionary But Gangsta Grillz. A collaborative effort with southern mixtape DJ extraordinaire DJ Drama, the commemorative project will showcase dead prez take overs of current pop songs as well as new unreleased dead prez music. In celebratory fashion and representative of their debut title, the street album will be available in its entirety for FREE download exclusively on the Dead Prez website.
Turn Off the Radio Vol. 4 follows up to last year's Vol. 3 Pulse of the People with Green Lantern. Embodying the hip-hop duo's growth over the last decade, Revolutionary but Gangsta Grillz is a result of the journey they have endured being signed to two major labels, touring globally, releasing solo projects, and launching their full multi-media brand Boss Up, Inc. M-1 and Stic.man bring this refined perspective while still utilizing their traditional take over trademark of flipping mainstream hits as demonstrated with their first two leaks, which are spins on B.O.B's "Nothing On You" and Drake's "Far From Over".
"We wanted to just capture that love for hip hop. To give the people something for the summer that we could let folks know we still here, we doing well and we still growing," says Stic. "The hunger is there, the creativity is there, the flows are there, and the message is there. This is one of my favorite albums in the Turn off the Radio Series."
Reflective of their journey, the project also pays homage to the same dead prez that emerged at dawn of the 21st Century on Loud Records, bringing a revolutionary political consciousness to mainstream hip-hop with songs like "I'm An African" and "Police State". Their bold lyrics and style rapidly developed a stronghold that has kept them at the forefront and made them the go to political hip-hop group with an impact that has brought about work with Jay-Z, Dave Chapelle, Kanye West, presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney, and countless other artists, academics, and political figures. They have inspired everyone from Nas to T.I. to Drake with their outspoken political audacity and knack for shedding light on life struggles.
Revolutionary But Gangsta Grillz will be available for free download exclusively on the dead prez website, http://www.deadprez.com beginning Tuesday, June 22, 2010 and will be the first in a line of anniversary events to come. For more information on upcoming projects, the latest in dead prez music, and special exclusive content please visit http://www.deadprez.com