Corey Takahashi
March 17, 2000 AT 05:00 AM EST

Let's Get Free

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
genre
Hip-Hop/Rap

We gave it a B

Shucking aside rap’s materialism, the duo Dead Prez recall ’80s-era PE on their edgy, political debut Let’s Get Free. ”Hip-Hop” asks, ”Would you rather have a Lexus or justice?” while other tracks take on race, schools, and prisons. Revolutionary? Sure. Hip-hop for the underground and undergrads, backed by the latest high-tech beats. While sometimes polarized and preachy, it’s a welcome break from rap that sounds like a remixed Home Shopping Network. B

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