M-1 (Dead Prez) | Interview
M-1 is an emcee, activist, and author from Brooklyn, NY. He is best known as a member of the political hip hop duo Dead Prez, along with stic.man. In 1990, M-1 attended Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University where he met stic.man and found a mutual love of music and political ideology. The two were recording music together and later became discovered by Lord Jamar (Brand Nubian) who led them to sign a deal with Loud Records. Dead Prez’s first recorded song, “The Game of Life” appeared on the 1997 soundtrack to the film Soul In The Hole, and the next year, their song “D.O.P.E. (Drugs Oppress People Everyday)” was featured in the movie Slam. They also appeared on Big Punisher’s album Capital Punishment and The Beatnuts’ album, Musical Massacre. In 2000, Dead Prez released their debut album, Let’s Get Free, with their most popular single to date, “Hip Hop”. In 2004, Columbia Records released Revolutionary But Gangsta. In 2006, Dead Prez released two collaboration albums with Outlawz, Can’t Sell Dope Forever and Soldier 2 Soldier. In 2006, M-1 recorded his debut solo album, Confidential. M-1 had many cameos in Chappelle’s Show comedy sketches, a minor role in the 2001 film Brooklyn Babylon, and a lead role in the 2006 film Broken Rhyme. Dead Prez’s most recent release is Information Age from 2012.