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don't skip this release...

Posted by Ras Danny 
don't skip this release...
May 17, 2018 11:05PM
On the 50th anniversary of the band's inception, influential spoken word artists, poets and commentators The Last Poets have made a glorious and relevant return with their first album in over 20 years. Understand What Black Is speaks of a revolutionary struggle defined by both race and identity, that has never sounded more relevant. The group secured a legacy with seminal early records that came to be regarded as important influences on early hip hop, helping to pave the way for many socially committed emcees. Into the '90s, their tracks were sampled by Biggie, NWA, A Tribe Called Quest, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. While they remained largely on hiatus, original members Umar bin Hassan and Abiodun Oyewole committed to recording new material in 2016. The strong and contemporized voices of The Last Poets is aided by the UK production duo of Ben Lamdin (Nostaglia 77) and Prince Fatty, known for their work in acid jazz, reggae and dub productions.

01. Understand What Black Is
02. North, East, West, South
03. How Many Bullets
04. She Is
05. What I Want To See
06. Certain Images
07. The Bridge
08. We Must Be Sacred
09. Rain Of Terror
10. The Music
very powerful stuff... would love to see The Last Poets at Boonville!

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/17/2018 11:11PM by Ras Danny.
Re: don't skip this release...
May 29, 2018 02:13AM
Many thanks for the heads up. I've always loved the last poets and I've really enjoyed this album so far. I feel like i've heard a lot of albums recently of groups that haven't put out anything in a long time. This was definitely different from those releases in the musicianship, lyrical content, and all around vibes.
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