The Last Poets

Formed 19 May 1968
The Last Poets
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1968-05-19
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The Last Poets

The Last Poets Biography (Wikipedia)

The Last Poets are several groups of poets and musicians who arose from the late 1960s African-American civil rights movement's black nationalism. The name is taken from a poem by the South African revolutionary poet Keorapetse Kgositsile, who believed he was in the last era of poetry before guns would take over. The original users of that name were the trio of Felipe Luciano, Gylan Kain, and David Nelson.

The versions of the group led by Jalaluddin Mansur Nuriddin and Umar Bin Hassan had the largest impact on popular culture. The Last Poets were one of the earliest influences on hip-hop music. Critic Jason Ankeny wrote: "With their politically charged raps, taut rhythms, and dedication to raising African-American consciousness, the Last Poets almost single-handedly laid the groundwork for the emergence of hip-hop." The British music magazine NME stated, "Serious spokesmen like Gil Scott-Heron, The Last Poets, and later Gary Byrd, paved the way for the many socially committed Black [emcees] a decade later."

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As The Sun Sets The Moon Rises
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As The Sun Sets The Moon Rises
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How Many Bullets (Prince Fatty Dub)
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How Many Bullets (Prince Fatty Dub)
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The Corner (Remix) (feat. Kanye West, The Last Poets, Scarface & Mos Def)
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Rain of Terror (Prince Fatty Dub)
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Rain of Terror (Prince Fatty Dub)
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Understand What Black Is
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Understand What Black Is
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Protest
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Protest
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Jimi Juju
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Jimi Juju
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Blow It Up
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Blow It Up
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Bird's Word
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Bird's Word
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Black Lives Matter
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Black Lives Matter
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Black Is
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Black Is
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True Blues (Clean Edit)
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True Blues (Clean Edit)
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The Music
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The Music
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When The Revolution Comes
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When The Revolution Comes
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The Corner
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The Corner
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On The Subway
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On The Subway
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We Must Be Sacred
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We Must Be Sacred
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Understand What Black Is (Mala Remix)
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Understand What Black Is (Mala Remix)
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The Corner (feat. The Last Poets & Kanye West)
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The Corner (feat. The Last Poets & Kanye West)
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Understand What Black Is (Dego Kaidi Remix)
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Understand What Black Is (Dego Kaidi Remix)
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Understand What Black Is (Mala Remix)
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Understand What Black Is (Mala Remix)
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How Many Bullets
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How Many Bullets
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Be
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Be
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It's A Trip
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It's A Trip
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True Blue
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True Blue
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The Bridge
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The Bridge
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