Rap duo Dead Prez
will premier their first documentary/concert on the Starz InBlack network tomorrow
(May 22) at B.B. King's in New York.
Taped in San Francisco,
Dead Prez: It's Bigger Than Hip-Hop features Sticman and M-1 in concert,
and focuses on the inadequacies of the public education system, minority entrepreneurship,
and social revolution.
had the opportunity to express ourselves on this magnitude," M-1 stated.
"Starz In Black taking a chance on us lets us know that the work we are
doing is not in vein. That our message is penetrating, it's getting through.
We are community people and we are about the betterment of the community."
The one-hour analysis
will also feature dialog and interviews from Dead Prez, as well as Kamel Bell,
owner of Ankh Marketing and son of incarcerated Black Panther Herman Bell, Fred
Hampton, Jr., son of Black Panther Chairman Fred Hampton and Bay Area rapper
Ise Lyfe, among others.
"When it comes
to people of color, the corporations that own these outlets understand the manipulation
and they don't want to sell us no revolution, because that would be selling
us freedom," said Stic.man. "We are still in a state of apartheid,
even in America."
Dead Prez: It's
Bigger Than Hip-Hop will air June 9 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.