M-1 (rapper)

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Background information
Birth name Lavonne Alford
Born (1972-05-12) May 12, 1972 (age 45)
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapping
Labels Sotti/Koch Records
Associated acts dead prez

Mutulu Olugbala (born Lavonne Alford on May 12, 1972), better known by his stage name M-1 is an American rapper, activist and author from Brooklyn, New York. He is best known for his work as one half of the Political hip hop duo Dead Prez with stic.man.


M-1's first solo album Confidential credited to "Dead Prez Presents M-1" was released on March 21, 2006 through Sotti/Koch Records.[1] Following Confidential M-1 worked on the album Can't Sell Dope Forever by Dead Prez & Outlawz.[2]

M-1 is also featured in the UK documentary, Guilty or Innocent of Using the N Word.[3]

M-1 is also a political activist for many black and left-wing causes.[4] In July 2009, M-1 accompanied the Viva Palestina convoy, delivering humanitarian supplies to Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.[5] In 2010, M-1 was featured on British-Palestianian rapper Shadia Mansour's single "Al Kufiyyeh 3arabeyyeh" ("The Keffiyeh is Arabian") in her response to the "Israeli Keffiyah", an attempt by Zionists to rebrand the garment as an Israeli attire.[6][7][8]


Solo albums

Collaboration albums

  • 2011: AP2P - All Power To The People (with Bonnot)
  • 2013: Evolutionary Minded (Furthering the Legacy of Gil Scott-Heron) (with Kentyah, Brian Jackson & The New Midnight Band)



  • 2006: "Till We Get There" feat. Stori James and K'naan [1]


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