group dead prez is preparing to drop a mixtape, Get Free Or Die Trying,
and has launched their own label, Boss Up (B.U.)
"We did that
mixtape in two weeks," stic told AllHipHop.com. "We are flooding the
hood with this RBG sh*t uncut, straight off the press, not trying to tweak it
with any bullsh*t. We letting em know how n*ggas feel."
Stic said that
because he and group member m1 are free from any major label obligations at
the moment, they wanted to take the opportunity to release uncensored material.
is just like we don’t give a f*ck," stic continued. "We love the people
and we are trying inspire our peers."
At the same time,
the group’s label will focus on releasing and producing their own material and
will play an important role in the groups future.
"We are negotiating
with labels now. Whatever we do is coming out as a partnership from now on.
That don’t mean pimpin aint going on, but it does mean that field n*ggas are
taking over the field."
rumors that had been floating around and verified that the group is in negotiations
with Sean "P.Diddy" Combs’ Bad Boy record label, as well as several
other major record companies.
so long because we are trying to make revolutionary changes in the contracts.
The label is to produce ourselves so there is less pimpin goin on."
In addition to
the label and the album, the group has partnered with The
Stolen Lives Project.
The Stolen Lives
Project documents police brutality and murder nationwide. dead prez will participate
in the soon to be released video version of the book.
is so thick, documenting unjustified murders committed by the pigs man, we gotta
help stop all that."
The group is also
working with the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement
in helping organize a "people’s self defense" campaign, which is aimed
at teaching people how to protect their neighborhoods.
Get Free Or
Die Trying hits stores on October 21.