Tribute to Rock Genius – The Last Poets

These guys were militant and wrote poetry that were the seeds of rap. I love them.

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The Last Poets

The Last Poets were a group of Black New York poets who put their highly political, Black consciousness poetry to music. The result was chilling. It had great power and the ability to move people. The poets changed but the message and music remained and the message was clear.

This was the early seventies with the Black Panther movement fresh in the memory, Black Power and Black Pride on the agenda. They didn’t pull the punches. They wanted fairness, justice and equality and knew that history proves that nobody gets to move forward without a struggle. The establishment do not relinquish an inch of ground without a fight. They were prepared for battle.

Their message was so strong, so strong in fact that the CIA pricked up their ears and started showing interest..

They might not have entered too much into the collective consciousness or bothered the…

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