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Last Poets were rappers of the civil rights era. Along with the changing domestic landscape came the New York City-hip group called The Last Poets, who used obstreperous verse to chide a nation whose inclination was to maintain the colonial yoke around the neck of the disenfranchised. Shortly after the death of Martin Luther King, The Last Poets ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Trials of Darryl Hunt
Poetic Justice
Poetic Justice Soundtrack
What Happened, Miss Simone?


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 2015 What Happened, Miss Simone? (Documentary) ("Are You Ready?")
 2013 The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (performer: "The Corner")
 2008 Cold Case (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Street Money (2008) ... (performer: "The Corner")
 2006 The Trials of Darryl Hunt (Documentary) (performer: "Five O") / (writer: "Five O")
 1994 Stolen Moments.: Red Hot+Cool (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "This Is Madness")
 1993 Poetic Justice (performer: "Niggers Are Scared of Revolution")
 1972 Malcolm X (Documentary) (performer: "Niggers Are Scared of Revolution")
 1970 Performance ("Wake Up Nigger")
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 2002 The Last Poets (TV Movie documentary)
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 2002 As an Act of Protest
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 2018 Mr. SOUL! (Documentary)
 2011 The Power of Words (Documentary)
 2010 The Wordz Project (Video documentary)
 2003 Soundz of Spirit (Documentary)
 2002 Def Poetry (TV Series documentary)
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- Episode #1.3 (2002) ... Guest Performers
 2000 Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme (Documentary)
 1994 Stolen Moments.: Red Hot+Cool (TV Movie documentary)
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CD: "Chastisement" (ZCEL) See more »

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During their late 1960s and early 1970s they connected with the violent factions of the SNCC (Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee), the SDS (Students for a Democratic Society), and the Black Panther party. They went through confrontations with the FBI and police, and were arrested for robbing the Ku Klux Klan and various other ventures with Revolution in mind. Member Abiodun Oyewole ... See more »

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