Conscious hip-hop duo dead prez announced on Thursday (September 27) that they've signed a new recording contract with Krian Music Group and plan to release their next album, Information Age, digitally next month, October 15, and physically next year, January 22, 2013.

The project will be dp's first album in eight years, since 2004's Revolutionary But Gangsta, which was their last released through long-time label home, Coloumbia Records.

As is their M.O., and M-1 will broach "government control, health care and economic class" on Information Age.

"Dead prez has always prided ourselves on our independence and integrity and we were able to form a partnership with Krian that can appreciate what dead prez' significance to the culture is and has the capabilities to help us reach bigger goals with the Information Age album around the world," the group said in a statement. "Team work makes the dream work!"

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