Peace Love and Light Presents
Revolutionary Hip Hop Legends
Performing live at the historic Ashkenaz Music & Dance Center in the beautiful bay side city of Berkeley, Ca
Very special guests:
SEASUNZ feat. DJ Sol Rising and Travis de Leon,
and Live painting by Black Diamonds Shining Crew.
Dead Prez has been crafting revolutionary but gangsta hip-hop since the late 1990s. Having previously released two major label albums, two volumes of their independent Turn off the Radio series and two solo albums, dead prez’s way of life brand has become an international symbol of substance in hip hop that connects hardcore hip hop heads with the growing movement for liberation, social justice and grassroots empowerment
PLALP - Peace Love and Light Productions is a multi-faceted music production company that is livicated to utilizing the force of music in raising awareness and funds for organizations committed to global sustainability. Over the years we have brought some of the most unique and diverse events to Northern California from the Bay to Mendocino. Beneficiaries of our works include the Common Vision, Mendocino Coast Environmental Center, Friends of the Eel River, and the Jamaica Africa Development Association (J.A.D.A.), and the Noyo Food Forest.
Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center is a nationally recognized nonprofit music and culture venue that specializes in presenting live world and roots music. Ashkenaz brings people of all ages, cultures and lifestyles together with music and dance programs that include African, Balkan, Brazilian, Cajun/Zydeco, Carribbean, Middle Eastern, Reggae, American roots from Bluegrass to Swing, and more.
SEASUNZ - Earth Amplified, the new full-length release from Seasunz + J.Bless, is set for release on June 21, 2010. This seminal Green Hip Hop album features lyrics that touch on many of the environmental and socio-political issues of the day, highlighted by Oakland-based frontman Seasunz, who uses his virtuoso vocals to move effortlessly between melodic narratives, hardcore rap, double-time flow, reggae, and blues styles. Produced by Brooklyn-based J.Bless and multi-instrumentalist Golden Horns, the organic sound of Earth Amplified’s heavy, layered beats blend influences ranging from afrobeat, dancehall, funk and old school soul with the jazz vibes of Golden Era Hip Hop.
The album features guest appearances from stic.man (dead prez), Killah Priest (Wu-Tang), Zumbi (Zion I), Wes Restless (The Gents, Dynamic Vibrations), Rocker T (Jah-Warrior Shelter) and Jahiti (Brownfish).
Every movement needs a soundtrack and Earth Amplified is a Hip Hop anthem for our times. It bumps – and packs a potent message. The new album captures today’s sense of urgency as it illustrates the plight of the planet. Covering topics from food and water security, climate change, poverty and prisons, to the potential for social transformation, it is rooted in a fierce passion for justice. But this is no idealistic, hippy album. This is the conscious rap of 2010 – edgy, unrelenting, textured and melodically complex, unwilling to shy away from a real look at the world we’re living in.