Dead Prez ‎– Lets Get Free

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Get On Down ‎– GET 51311 LP
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A1 Wolves
Featuring – Chairman Omali YeshitelaKeyboards – Mark Batson
A2 I'm An African
Recorded By – Blair WellsScratches – Mista SinistaVocals [Additional] – Abu (2), Indo (3)
A3 'They' Schools
Vocals [Additional] – Keanna Henson
A4 Hip Hop
Drum Programming [Additional] – HedrushMixed By – Doug WilsonRecorded By – Blair Wells
A5 Police State
Featuring – Chairman Omali YeshitelaMixed By – Doug Wilson
B1 Behind Enemy Lines
Featuring – Divine (3), Ness (2), Toya
B2 Assassination
B3 Mind Sex
Featuring – Abiodun OyewoleVocals [Additional] – Becca's Smoke and Candy Store, Umi (2)
B4 We Want Freedom
B5 Be Healthy
Featuring – Prodigy
C1 Discipline
Featuring – Dedan, N.I.M.R.O.D.Producer, Keyboards – Becca's Smoke and Candy Store
C2 Psychology
Featuring – Umi (2)Vocals [Additional] – True Image
C3 Happiness
Drum Programming – Sean Cane
C4 Animal In Man
Strings [Additional] – Laura Seaton
D1 You'll Find A Way
Horns – Joshua (5)
D2 It's Bigger Than Hip Hop
Featuring – TahirProducer – Kanye West
D3 Propaganda
Vocals [Additional] – Becca's Smoke and Candy Store
D4 The Pistol
Featuring – Maintain

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"Get On Down certified classics" 2015 official reissue
Includes folded large poster of cover

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 64425 13111 6
  • Barcode (String): 664425131116
  • ASIN: B00ZIAONT6
  • Matrix / Runout: 8887508399 GET 51311LP NRP

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
LOUD 1901-1 Dead Prez Lets Get Free(2xLP, Album) Loud Records LOUD 1901-1 US 2000 Sell This Version
496864 2, EPC 496864 2, 4968642000 dead prez Lets Get Free(CD, Album) Loud Records, Epic, Steven Rifkind Company 496864 2, EPC 496864 2, 4968642000 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
REK 11867 dead prez Lets Get Free(CD, Album) Loud Records REK 11867 US 2000 Sell This Version
496864 2, EPC 496864 2, 4968642000 Dead Prez Lets Get Free(CD, Album) Loud Records, Epic, Steven Rifkind Company 496864 2, EPC 496864 2, 4968642000 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
EPC 496864 1 Dead Prez Let's Get Free(2xLP, Album) Epic EPC 496864 1 Europe 2000 Sell This Version

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marcoprolo

marcoprolo

February 29, 2020
I really want this one but Get On Down is the worst label to me..Idon'tknoe.Thy dono good quality.It even begins on the coverswhere you zhae to fight to the vinyls out.The soundquality is so and so but never really good.Damn. They should make it on MOV or even BTB (who everybody can't stand,tomeIgot 7,8 albums and only one skip.Dr.Dre's 'THX'I(Intro) pops.The rest is great!
Vinyl4Real

Vinyl4Real

November 1, 2019
jermainejagger
I can't agree here. The sound quality is good, not bad, but could be better. I do have surface noise and I do have pops partially, especially on "propaganda" which is full of it.
Additionally, the second 12" is warped. Big wave incoming. So, concerning this is a Hip-Hop classic, I'm really disappointed how they treated this pressing. Maybe mine is just from a bad batch but no excuses here. Bad quality control for sure.
DJCVR

DJCVR

November 24, 2018
I saw this record many times at Pasadena's record shop Poo-Bah's and never had the opportunity to purchase it, then I heard Dead Prez' "Drink Champs" interview and finally decided to give the record my ear. From the introductory sample on "Wolves" to the tale of survival of the disenfranchised on "The Pistol" , Dead Prez sets up an oratory audiobook in the hip-hop format, one that definitely would serve the youth better in the American education-system , but of course would never be presented in the curriculum because it would topple the institution.
I'm glad this record came out when it did, because with the duo's name being what it is as well as the subject matter of the record, I find it hard to believe if "Let's Get Free" ever would have been released in an era other than the nineties.
Standout tracks include " "They" Schools ", both versions of "Hip-Hop" (Stic definitely takes the "W" on the beat battle against Ye on that one), and the PCP assisted "Healthy" which would make the Fat Boys want to pack it up if they blew up a decade later. "You'll Find A Way" features some of the best strings on the project aside from the hidden track "Propaganda" (which in my opinion should have just been titled "Tell-Lie-Vision") and "The Pistol" , "Behind Enemy Lines" , and "Police State" tell some of the most jarring street anthems while still keeping it in a truthful and enlightening message though delivered in what could be viewed as an ignorant tone.
"Happiness" did little for me, as I felt that could have been left on the cutting room floor , but "Mind Sex" more than made up for that tune if we're looking at records that could reach a wide-array of audiences. "I'm An African" was a thumping intro, yet to me felt somewhat dated - especially as the knowledge of creed's and its importance diminishes as the spirit itself is not beholden to any earthly region. Spiritually speaking, this album is a great one to have accompany you on your spiritual journey; if you want some good hip-hop or good music in general it's great for that too. This album is a classic, and I am glad that it was reprinted by GetOnDown and I hope it touches as many spirits as possible and delivers them fruits similar to what I have received from Stic & M through an hour and some change, and hopefully in 20 more years the world can see some more change and the politcial commentary on this album will not resonate as well it did in 2000 as it does now in 2018.
jermainejagger

jermainejagger

June 10, 2015

VERY nice quality pressing. Vinyl is very quiet(no pops or surface noise) but strangely the pressings volume is quite low...
But overall a nice reissue of a great timeless true hiphop album