Live at the Apple Store: Dice Raw
June 25, 7:30 p.m.
Catch hip-hop artist Dice Raw, a longtime unofficial member of The Roots and solo performer in his own right, in a short live set.
The performance is a prelude to the release of Dice’s upcoming project Jimmy’s Back, a brand new, thought provoking album by the post genre renaissance man and member of the Legendary Roots Crew.
With his hard-hitting style and undeniable allure, Dice Raw is a gem in the music world. The emcee/vocalist/songwriter has been in the game for over two decades and shows no signs of slowing down.
Jimmy’s Back is an album that defies the modern day hip-hop mold by intellectually exploring the absurdity of the main stream rap narrative versus the reality of the systematic injustice of mass incarceration of none violent offenders for profit. In order to further enforce the message, Jimmy’s Back only features artists who have spent time behind bars or have a felony. The album stands as a musical ode to the book New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander.
“This is a musical protest”, says Dice in a recent interview. “After becoming aware of Dr. Alexander’s book, and seeing all of the statistics about incarcerated Blacks and Latinos, I realized that this is what I wanted to speak on and music is the best way for me to address the issues.”
It’s been a long time since the Hip Hop community has stepped up to the plate to discuss the important issues that aren’t being vocalized in today’s society. Jimmy’s Back will be released on August 4th 2013 ( Barack Obama’s birthday gift??) the first singe #Over is available now on Itunes.