Stic.Man (born Clayton Gavin, 1975, Shadeville, Florida, U.S.) is a rapper, activist and author known for his work as one half of the political hip-hop duo dead prez along with M-1. He is known largely for their hard-hitting style and politically active lyrics, focusing on racism, critical pedagogy, activism against governmental hypocrisy, and corporate control over the media, especially hip-hop record labels. dead prez made their stance clear on their first album, declaring on the lead song, "I'm a African" that the group is "somewhere between N.W.A. and Public Enemy.".