dead prez Speaks On Fit Club, Economy & "Information Age"

M-1 and stic discuss the importance of a fit club, the need for understanding during tough economic times and they explain why "Information Age" was been held up.

For New York's dead prez, Hip Hop is about more than music. These are the sentiments shared in a recent interview with Pyramidwest. During that interview stic.man and M-1 spoke on their RBG Fit Club, the current economic depression and the holdup with Information Age

As part of their development beyond music, stic.man shared that his RBG Fit Club is growing. 

"What we basically try to do is inspire people to inspire each other," stic.man noted when speaking on his RBG Fit Club. "We're a community from beginners to elite martial arts instructors to martial arts students to swimmers to runners, everybody that's trying to liver a healthy lifestyle and cutting through the madness. You don't have to take steroids...We're doing it the natural way. Our community suffers from diabetes, heart attacks, drug addiction, you name it. So, we feel like it's definitely time for Hip Hop to push something positive instead of all the negative lifestyle shit that Hip Hop pushes." 

On another note, M-1 discussed the current state of the "economic depression" that is currently hurting several United States citizens.  

"At the end of the day, we're dealing with a whole 'nother kind of economic depression, which I think is important for us to understand and hold our music accountable. Therefore, we can't have these brothers in our face talking about what they got no more. We take that! We taking that! That's reparations even in the face of what we got right now...Everybody gotta be all hands on deck." 

M-1 also went on to explain why their Information Age may take some more time to release, a project that he admitted has been in the works for some time. 

"Information Age has been a project in works that dead prez has been diligently putting time in for a minute. The reason why is because that's what we have. We're trying to make the best work to give to the people. We think it'd be a disservice to put out anything less than what would feed people in the best way. Obviously, with a title like Information Age, we have a hell of a job cut out ahead of us. So, keep looking out for what will happen with Information Age." 

The video of the interview can be seen below.

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8 Comments

  • anthony macchia

    dead prez is keeping hip hop alive

  • anthony macchia

    im white and i can easily relate to dead prez's use of cracka and white people. one example. we would be quick to take an inheritance from our ancestors, but not the debt of the unpaid slaves. since those times, the urban black ghettos and projects have not been provided with oppotunity that the white suburban ghettos have

  • LLJA

    OSCAR GRANT DID NOT BRANDISH A GUN, wow, what a bad bad comment

  • Bowski

    I am a huge fan of dead prez & can relate to some aspects of their message, however I do not share in some of their sentiments. I strongly suggest that before they speak on "certain" subject matters that they do their thorough reseach. For example in the case of the dude that got shot out in Cali for not having a train pass, he actually got shot because he branished a gun (somehow they failed to mention that small detail). I think when you decide to make it part of your mission to point out societies ills, you better make damn sure you're walking that straight & narrow line yourself. A few years back I was in a strip club in DC when I saw dead prez get kicked out for wildin' out on the strippers being drunk. It caught me off guard cos I was actually shocked that they'd even indulge in those type of activities (strip clubs, getting drunk) knowing that they preach social consiousness. I'm far from living a perfect life & wil never claim or act as if I am, however neither is dead prez & they should be mindful that they're are people/fans out there that watch to see if the words of such revolutionaries match their actions ALL THE TIME & thus we hold them accountable for the energy they put out there about their movement. Is it real or is it merely entertainment? There's my 2 cents BTW I absolutely love their music......

  • rbgwarrior

    i dont think its about color (national oppression) as much as it is about class (rich/poor) with dead prez. they use the term cracka just as much as they(or anybody else) use the term nigga. if that offends europeans, then we all should be offended! If you go to their shows, like most hip hop shows, the audience is predominently european more so than African. At the same time though, they do edutain from the perspective of what europeans have done historically, but ofcourse with an African in charge of the most powerful country in the world...race can't be the primary arguement anymore, its definitely a class and gender problem we have to confront collectively. uhuru

  • Schweinepriester Helmut Smith

    These dudes OVERSTAND. Dead Prez live and breath what they rhyme about. Positive shit. That sounds very crazy in a time where everybody gets his "drank" or "smoke" on. Let your kids listen to this right here. The Revolution will not be televised.

  • joe

    Do Dead Prez like white people? Always felt like they were kinda hostile towards us. I mean we're not all bad...

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