A couple of weeks ago, dead prez came to New Orleans for a show. As soon as I showed up, there was a buzz that Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) was in the building. TSS friend and master filmographer BMike was able to catch up with the trio as they got together to record a tribute to Trayvon Martin. With U-P on the boards and Mike Flow adding vocals of his own, the song about Trayvon, “Made You Die” – over Nas’s “Made You Look” – appears to be an epic and touching project.
However, the most gripping part of the video, though, comes when Bey and co. are allowed to just speak on the issue. They always offer unique and poignant perspectives on the issues and this is no different. This video is an easy must-see and I can’t wait for the actual song to drop.