September 04, 2022

Dead Prez & Outlawz - Can't Sell Dope Forever (2006)

Country: U.S.A.
Genre: Hip-Hop
Label Number: AFF 1

© 2006 Affluent/One Nation/Boss Up Inc.
One of the few politically oriented hip-hop acts going strong in the early 2000s, Dead Prez have been preaching self-reliance and ranting against racism, injustice, and the evils of "American dreamin'" since their 2000 debut, LET'S GET FREE. This time around, M1 and Stic Man team up with 2-Pac's former proteges, The Outlawz, to deliver raw, street-life narratives with a Marxist conscience. Blessed with tight production throughout, 2006's CAN'T SELL DOPE FOREVER seamlessly moves from break-neck thump to smoothed-out beats while never failing to deliver a clear message. The album's theme comes through most memorably on "Like A Window" and "Believe"--two adversely chilling and uplifting looks at the struggles of drug addiction. CAN'T SELL DOPE FOREVER is another strong effort from the group that is in many ways the heir to Public Enemy's throne.

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