M1 (Dead Prez) Teams Up With K-Salaam & Beatnick

M1 (Dead Prez) Teams Up With K-Salaam & BeatnickThe production duo partners up with M1 for a new project.

K-Salaam and Beatnick this week announced their involvement with dead prez’s M1, releasing behind-the-scene footage featuring the rapper speaking on the motivation behind the new effort.

“K-Salaam and Beatnick resonate with what dead prez is doing because we’re international hip-hop artists who are able to see the world from many angles,” M1 says about working with the duo that has worked with Saigon, Mos Def, Talib Kweli and many others. “Being part of the Brooklyn and down South and Jamaica and everywhere else in the world that has given my influence and my partner the same, we want to chime in about the so-called Middle East and what’s going on.”

He continues by reflecting on specific tracks that the three artists have put together, addressing the subject of war and relating military combat to crime and street violence. “[They're] using the same guns that they’re using over here,” M1 says in the footage.

The to-be-titled release appears to be heavily influenced by political and social issues — a hallmark of M1 and dead prez’s growing discography.

At this time, there are no details as to the nature or timetable for the effort. Watch the behind-the-scenes footage below.

Beatnick & K-Salaam in the studio w/ M1 (Dead Prez) Behind The Scenes from RRaw Films on Vimeo.

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