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Justice 4 Oscar Grant with Dead Prez ten years since Let's Get Free, SF, 5/22/10: photos and audio
Dead Prez performed in San Francisco on Saturday, May 22nd, 2010, to mark the tenth anniversary since the release of their first album, Let's Get Free. Opening artists at the show included the evening's MC Ras Ceylon, who also performed, DJ Sean G spinning throughout, Sellassie, Unity, Tahir, and more. Before the show a Justice 4 Oscar Grant panel discussion was held featuring Jack Bryson, activist and father of two of Oscar Grant's friends on the platform with him when he was murdered; Ras Ceylon, activist and musician; JR Valrey, of Block Report Radio and the SF Bay View, who moderated the panel; Tarika Lewis, jazz violinist and the first woman member of the Black Panther Party in Oakland; and Mutulu Olugbala, aka M-1, of Dead Prez.
[M-1 of Dead Prez pictured above]
Full audio from the panel and show at the Rockit Room below. Short video clip from Dead Prez finalé can be found at http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/05/25/18648878.php
The trial of BART police officer Johannes Mehserle for the murder of Oscar Grant is set to begin with jury selection in LA County Superior Court on June 2nd, 2010.
Note that DJ interludes between sets were removed here, indicated by fade ins and fade outs, for about an hour total.
Before the finalé, Boots recounted how Dead Prez inspired him to keep making music just when he was about to give up after The Coup's "Genocide and Juice".
Again, a short video clip from finalé can be found at http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/05/25/18648878.php