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dead prez & Green Lantern Join Forces For New LP
Posted by Steve Juon at Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 at 4:30PM :: Email this article :: Print this article

From Kimberly Trick:

- Pulse of the People Hits Stores June 23, 2009 - 

New York, NY (March 2009) and M-1, the revolutionary duo that comprise dead prez, combine forces with DJ Green Lantern for Pulse of The People, a new LP and third installment of their critically acclaimed independent series, Turn off the Radio Vol. 3. Due in stores June 23, 2009, Pulse of The People will be released through Green Lantern’s new label, Invasion Music Group/Boss up Inc.  Pulse of The People features appearances from Styles P, Bun B, K’Naan, Chuck D, and Invasion Music Group’s own Johnny Polygon.

Highly acclaimed DJ and producer, The Evil Genius DJ Green Lantern, reached out to dead prez for contributions to his mixtapes in the past.  Although respect was always mutual between the camps, the timing was not yet ripe for a full album collaboration. After the success of the Rock the Bells Tour, featuring both Green and dead prez, they decided it was time to make it happen. The three hit the studio in February to create Pulse of The People, “an album with all original songs written by dead prez and produced entirely by DJ Green Lantern”, explains “Pulse of The People is presented in a format that reps the streets and what’s happening in the hearts and minds of the people that don’t get represented in the mainstream.” With dead prez’s respect for DJ Green Lantern’s work as a producer/tastemaker and his new label, Invasion Music Group, distributed by The Orchard, on board, Pulse of The People came to life just in time to bang out for the summer and beyond.

In addition to going “Green” with this album musically, the politically active dead prez chose sustainable packaging for the effort. This revolutionary move not only breaks ground in hip-hop, but shows that they stand by what they speak.

About dead prez:

dead prez has been crafting revolutionary gangsta hip-hop since the late 1990s.  Having previously released two major label albums, two volumes of their independent Turn off the Radio series and two solo albums, the dead prez way-of-life brand is an international symbol of substance within the genre, connecting hardcore hip hop heads with the growing movement for liberation, social justice and grassroots empowerment in the scene.

About DJ Green Lantern:

Named by MTV as 2008’s Mixtape and Radio DJ of the year, this succinct summation hardly does justice to the magnitude of DJ Green Lantern’s accomplishments last year. He put together Nas’ Nigger Mixtape, a rare official mixtape from the Queensbridge king, that served as a middle finger to all those who opposed his controversial Untitled album. Having worked on the Barack Obama: Yes We Can mixtape as well as Royce Da 5’9’s Bar Exam 2 and Immortal Technique’s 3rd World cemented the fact that DJ Green Lantern doesn’t chase the biggest checks but works with artists he respects.

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