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Young Paris & M1 of Dead Prez Deliver 'Get Ready,' An Anthem For All Oppressed People of Color

Young Paris and M1 premiere "Get Ready," the lead single from their forthcoming collaborative album 'African Vogue.'


Young Paris and M1 of Dead Prez have teamed up on an anthem for all oppressed people of color.

Created in response to current events in the U.S. and the struggles of the ‘Afro community,’ “Get Ready” sees both acts rapping about standing up to injustice over dance beats. The track is the lead single from Young Paris and M1’s forthcoming collaborative album African Vogue, which will be out this summer.

“'Get Ready' invites the people of color to express themselves vigorously with the mindset of Africa Rising,” Young Paris tells Okayafrica. “My intentions were to get people feeling revolutionized while shaking all they got.”

“This song is an affirmation of African flyness!” adds M1. “It spits in the face of those historically backward thinkers who will be slammed to the ground by future-forward African culture and technology.”

Stream and download “Get Ready” below, African Vogue is due in late May.

Catch Young Paris live August 14 at Okayafrica's NYC SummerStage show alongside Mbongwana Star and Batida.

Young Paris Concert Dates

May 13 - ATLANTA Red Bull Sound Select @ Aisle 5

May 30 - NYC Everyday People @ Output Roof

June 3 - PARIS Afropunk Paris @ Le Trianon

August 14 - NYC SummerStage @ Central Park

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

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