The Last Poets

The Resurgence: The Last Poets ‘Understand What Black Is’

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Even while on a 20-year hiatus, their influence could still be felt. The likes of Notorious B.I.G., NWA, A Tribe Called Quest, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and countless others have sampled their timeless sound. A sound crafted in East Harlem in the 1970s that shaped hip-hop during it’s earliest stages. Visit for more information […]

The Last Poets’ ‘Party and Bullshit’ Copyright Lawsuit Against The Notorious B.I.G. Estate Has Been Dismissed

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This past Friday (Mar. 9), on the 21st anniversary of the death of Biggie Smalls, a copyright lawsuit-plagued against the B.I.G. Estate was dismissed. Visit for more information In March 2016, spoken-word legend Abiodun Oyewole from The Last Poets filed a suit over The Notorious B.I.G.’s smash hit “Party and Bullshit” alleging that the […]

Legendary Poet Keorapetse Kgositsile, Father of Earl Sweatshirt, Has Died at 79

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Esteemed South African poet and political activist Keorapetse Kgositsile, also the father of rapper Earl Sweatshirt, has passed away at the age of 79. Also known by his pen name, Bra Willie, he scummed to a short illness at a Johannesburg hospital on January 3rd. Visit for more information Kgositsile became an “instrument of […]