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The one-time president for the New York City branch of the radical black nationalist National People's Democratic Uhuru Movement, M-1 caused some controversy in the underground rap scene as a part of the critically acclaimed and ostensibly socialist Dead Prez twosome. While he and Stic.man were in between labels, each ventured out with his own solo project. M-1 was inspired to put together a solo album in part by doing production work for other artists, including Mississippi rapper David Banner, but also from collaborating with Italian jazz guitarist Fabrizio Sotti (who produced most of jazz diva Cassandra Wilson's 2003 Glamoured album). In March 2006, M-1 released the Confidential LP as a CD/DVD combination, with contributions from Ghostface Killah, Q-Tip, and Cassandra Wilson herself. The first single, "'Til We Get There," did fall below the radar of mainstream airplay, but not before the album reached the number 23 spot on the independent chart and 52 on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart.
M-1, aka Mutulu Olugabala is an African rapper, activist and author known for his work as one half of the political hip hop duo Dead Prez along with his life long friend Stic.man aka Clayton Gavin. His choice of the name "M-1" is likely a reference to the semi-automatic rifle. The M1 Garand rifle is notable as the mainstay of American infantry in WWII, and Malcolm X held the M1 carbine variation in a famous photo printed in Life magazine in 1964. M-1's first solo album Confidential was released on March 21, 2006 through Sotti/Koch Records. Following Confidential M-1 worked on the album Can't Sell Dope Forever by Dead Prez/Outlawz. M-1 is also featured in the UK documentary, Guilty or Innocent of Using the N Word. He can also be seen acting in Chappelle's Show comedy sketches.
In June 2006, the cable movie network Starz InBlack began airing an original documentary called Dead Prez: It's Bigger Than Hip Hop directed by John Threat. The hour-long documentary featured live footage and interviews with Dead Prez, along with interviews from Kamel Bell, owner of Ankh Marketing and son of incarcerated Black Panther Herman Bell; Fred Hampton Jr., son of Black Panther Chief of Staff and spokesman Fred Hampton; Bay Area rapper and poet Ise Lyfe, and hip-hop activist and radio personality Davey D. Among the topics discussed in the documentary are the inadequacies of the public education system, minority entrepreneurship and social revolution.
“ Our aim is to provide a programming experience that viewers will not get anywhere else. We like to push the limits and go where other networks fear to tread. We recognized in Dead Prez a message that deserves to be heard. Not everyone will agree with them, but that's OK. We aim to enlighten and entertain, and 'Dead Prez: It's Bigger than Hip Hop' does both. ”
M1 stated, "We've never had the opportunity to express ourselves on this level of magnitude. Starz InBlack taking a chance on us lets us know that the work we are doing is not in vain. That our message is penetrating, it's getting through."
Host Cyrus Webb welcomes M1 and Stic of Dead Prez to Conversations LIVE to discuss their amazing career in music, how they have been a part of the world's dialogue and to discuss their new album INFORMATION AGE.
Die4 Productions & The Hype Magazine Present Die4 Radio. Join Diar Lansky, Madd Phour & The Die4 Crew as they interview the Best that has ever have done it past and present. Die4 Radio always playing the Best Hip Hop from East To West. For great conversation and a glimpse of True School Hip Hop at it's best, Tune In. Call in at 646-200-4945 Press 1 to speak with host. Tonights Special Guests Include Tela, Hakim Green Of Channel Live & M-1 Of Dead Prez.
Chairman Jabari Natur is known throughout the African Diaspora for his work with Solvivaz Nation, Conscious Heads Bookstore and Media Center, Watoto from the Nile Hip Hop Group and putting on Events in Baltimore City and surrounding areas that featured names such as Fracis Cress Wellsing, Dr. Yosef Ben Jochanan, Dr. Dilbert Blair, Dr. Ray Hagins, Dr. Anthony Browder, Dr. Ranoko Rashidi, Dr. Ray Hagins, Dr. Ishakamusa Barashango, and every other speaker you can possibly think of in the past and current to date.
Brother Jabari is an industrious brother with a heart of gold who in his early twenties jumped in the movement of liberating his people by any means neccessary. He has lead campaigns to stop the violence, created conscious hip hop albums with his group Conscios Headz, owned and operated a barbershop with the same name "Conscious Headz". This Brother has done so much in his little time on this earth that it would take more space than we have to get this message across.
Nonetheless, be sure to tune in as we discuss this brothers past, present, and future. We will discuss the following topics:
Hop Hop Culture and Consciousness!
His upcoming event featuring M1 of Dead Prez and Watoto from the Nile!
What it took for him to get to where he is and where he plans to go!
What inspired him to keep fighting against White Supremacy and Racism!
What has been his greatest feat to this day!
What has been his most proud moment in the movement and in business!
And Much More!
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NaNoWriMo is quickly coming to an end. Even if we haven't met the deadline, Belinda and I will continue with our writings! Tonight we are lucky to speak with Virginia Carraway Stark! She has a diverse portfolio and has been writing professionally for nearly a decade, including screenplays, novels, articles, blogs, and travel journalism in her portfolio. She works with other writers, artists and poets to hone her talents and to offer encouragement and insight to others. She has been screened at Cannes Film Festival for her screenplay, “Blind Eye” which was followed by The Mystical Adventures of Billy Owens and two sequels after that. She was nominated for an Aurora Award for her creative writing in 2013.
Most of all, Virginia is an explorer. The world of writing and the research that goes with each new project is what keeps her excited about each new project. She approaches everything she does with enthusiasm, dedication and a love for the task at hand. This has also lead to her keen interest in the field of the paranormal. She has been a diligent student of all the mysteries this has lead to her becoming a Director at The National Paranormal Society. She and her husband also publish a paranormal journal called 'Outermost'.
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Dead Man Rising – When Daniel, a death row inmate, hears the horrors of previous executions using new experimental drugs, he pleads for access to information on how to best face his own, upcoming demise.
What this faithless and hopeless prisoner finds instead, will shake up everything he has ever known, ever believed.
When a neighboring inmate, who faces the same fate, challenges Daniel’s newfound knowledge of all things eternal, Daniel finds himself not only defending, but evolving into a stalwart Christian. Will his soul be saved in time?
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