As one half of Dead Prez, rapper M-1 helped shape public opinion through music, becoming one of the foremost voices in hip-hop in the '90s.
M-1 stopped by HuffPost Live on Friday along with Bonnot, a DJ from Italy. Together, they form A2P2, short for All Power to the People. The rapper told host Marc Lamont Hill that even though his group has changed, the message has not.
"I think it is a continuation. If you ask what 'all power to the people' means, what we are doing is uncovering a movement that was buried by this government and so what all power to the people meant was a transferrence of power from the state to the people," M-1 said. "That, of course, is what our music addresses."
The group has toured all over the world, and has three tour dates still to play this year; including Paris this weekend, and Italy in December.
"I think our music has to speak outside of these traditional borders," the rapper said. "We have to be internationalist, we have to be global-minded. It's definitely resistance music, and movement music. I think there's a lot of room left for us to do that."
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