The Last Poets

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    Niggers Are Scared of RevolutionThe Last Poets
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    This Is Your LifeThe Last Poets
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    Black is Chant/Black is TimeThe Last Poets
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    It's a TripThe Last Poets
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    Hold Fast (Slight Return)The Last Poets
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        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 group arose out of the prison experiences of Jalal Mansur Nuriddin, a U.S. Army paratrooper who chose jail as an alternative to fighting in Vietnam; while incarcerated, he converted to Islam, learned to "spiel" (an early form of rapping), and befriended fellow inmates Omar Ben Hass... Read more

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