“Anti-imperialist edge underpinned by contemporary hip-hop beats’”
DJ Mag, UK
“Finally some real Hip Hop! I told y’all it still exist!! And on top of that the shit has purpose!!! Salute M1”
DJ Chuck Chillout – KISS FM, NY
Critically acclaimed Hip-Hop legend, M1 of Dead Prez joins forces with Italian producer Bonnot of Assalti Frontali to release their new album, ‘Between Me And The World’, on April 8th having recently premiered on VIBE. Singles from this album, ‘Killing It’ ft. Jahdan Blakkamoore and ‘Number One With A Bullet’ ft. Prodigy (Mobb Deep) and Divine RGB have already achieved premieres on XXL and The Source, as well as attaining air plays on Apple’s ‘Beats 1’ and Eminem’s ‘Shade 45’. This isn’t the first offering from this explosive collaboration which we’ve already seen appear on BBC Radio 1Xtra’s ‘Fire In The Booth’ hosted by “Music Personality of the Year” Charlie Sloth and making special guest appearances with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at Madison Square Garden.
M1-Dead Prez and Bonnot proudly stand outside the ordinary with their own unique brand of Hip-Hop. The first single, ‘Killing It’, features Jahdan Blakkamoore firing major hooks with urgency alongside M1 & Bonnot’s powerhouse production, delivering large dynamics and potent performances, touching bases with contemporary Hip-Hop beats and strong trap influences which critics have coined “TrapHall”. The second single from this album, ‘Number One With A Bullet’, features Hip-Hop legends Prodigy of Mobb Deep and Divine RGB who has previously featured on Dead Prez tracks, the video of which recently premiered on VIBE.
In past years, M1 has remained active in the Hip-Hop scene releasing a number of solo works and having other legends such as Nas and Erykah Badu continuing to work with him. In Europe, Bonnot is a highly sought after producer having won “The Best Italian Producer” when he was just 22, and working with artists such as General Levy, Dub FX, Assalti Frontali and top jazz trumpet player Paolo Fresu. It is clear this volatile duo doesn’t have much left standing between them and the world, we can’t wait to see what lies ahead for M1-Dead Prez and Bonnot.
“Responsible for one of the biggest records in Hip-Hop. Man like, M1 in the building”
Charlie Sloth – BBC Radio 1Xtra