Dead Prez, Pharoahe Monch to Headline Black August Project
Here’s some good news for fans of real, lyrical and often militant hip-hop on the East Coast. Dead Prez, Pharoahe Monch and Sadat X are headlining this year’s annual Black August Project concert in New York City. The event, which is now in its thirteenth year, is produced by the Malcolm X Grassroots movement and strives to promote human rights while raising awareness of political prisoners who are unjustly incarcerated all over the globe.
The event always features many collaborations and cross-pollination amongst acts. In the past, performers such as Mos Def, Fat Joe, Talib Kweli, EPMD and the legendary Roots have bodied the stage and performed with one another. For Dead Prez, the performance comes after their recent DJ Drama-helmed ‘Revolutionary But Gangsta Grillz’ mixtape to celebrate their 10-year anniversary in the game. As for Monch, his latest salvo entitled ‘W.A.R. (We Are Renegades)’ is slated for release in September. He’s been popping-up for a few guest performances lately, and we can definitely confirm that Pharoahe’s new material is worth seeking out.
This year’s Black August Project concert event takes place on August 13 at the Highline Ballroom in Manhattan. If you’re in the area and interested in attending, you can grab tickets over here.