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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.
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Cassette Tape Radio is written and presented by Talia Randall. Music and audio engineering by Jamie Payne
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