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"The Last Poets are the birthplace of rap" (Chuck D).
 

The Last Poets were founded in Harlem on May 19th 1968 - Malcolm X's Birthday. They've influenced everyone from Erykah Badu to Public Enemy, A Tribe Called Quest, Wu-Tang Clan and countless others.
 
In this episode of Cassette Tape Radio I chat with Abiodun Oyewole, one of the founding members of The Last Poets; one of the fathers of hip hop. We talk about how The Last Poets turned up the volume on poetry, transforming it from a whisper to a war cry.
 
For a transcript of this episode go to:
https://taliarandall.com/2020/05/20/ctr7transcript

Cassette Tape Radio is written and presented by Talia Randall. Music and audio engineering by Jamie Payne
   
You can support us with the cost of making future episodes of Cassette Tape Radio with a tip or donation by clicking here: https://www.paypal.me/taliarandall 

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