The Last Poets will headline a virtual event this coming Tuesday (May 19th) called Bridging The Gap: An Evening Of Conversation With The Last Poets. The Universal Hip Hop Museum and Video Box Music Association are presenting the discussion that will include special guests Rapsody, Black Thought, KRS-One, Doug E.
The Last Poets released Understand What Black Is last year after a 21-year hiatus and they have already followed up with the 2019 album Transcending Toxic Times. The trio of Abiodun Oyewole, Umar Bin Hassan and Baba Donn Babatunde continue to challenge the status quo of racism and America’s normalizing
The Last Poets are already following up Understand What Black Is from 2018 with music for their next album. “For The Millions” is a tribute to the Africans who experienced the Middle Passage, African-Americans who were lynched, those who marched in the Civil Rights Movement and figures like Langston Hughes
Jalal Mansur Nuriddin, one of the founding members of The Last Poets passed at age 74 on Monday after struggling with cancer. Nuriddin was originally credited as Alafia Pudim when he, Umar Bin Hassan and Abiodun Oyowele emerged with their self-titled debut album in 1969 and This Is Madness in