|Birth name||Lavonne Alford|
|Associated acts||dead prez|
Mutulu Olugbala (born Lavonne Alford), 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, cred to "Dead Prez Presents M-1," was released on March 21, 2006 through Sotti/Koch Records. Following Confidential M-1 worked on the album Can't Sell Dope Forever by Dead Prez & Outlawz.
M-1 is also a political activist for many black and left-wing causes. In July 2009, M-1 accompanied the Viva Palestina convoy, delivering humanitarian supplies to Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. In 2010, M-1 was featured on British-Palestinian 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.