Dead Prez @ Gorilla, Manchester

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An evening of  good company,  ale and Beastie Boys videos was interrupted by Raz dropping the bomb that Dead Prez were in Manchester in a fortnight and in that suitably fluid frame of mind the plans were formulated.  A sparse city-hopping tour that was only taking in here and London was the first time the US hip-hop duo and entourage had been over since 2000, in the meantime of which I’d picked up their colossal “Let’s Get Free” album and was completely won over by their reverberating bass and beats topped up with right and righteous politically conscious message.  So had to grab this opportunity to see them,  even though it was a school night… “those schools don’t teach us shit”.More