Album Review: Understand What Black Is by The Last Poets
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The world has changed in many ways since the Last Poets formed in the 1960s, but the battle for equality has yet to be won. Understand What Black Is is a timely contribution then — a scathing observation of the current state of America that proves there is no rest for a revolutionary.
The album, the first effort from the Poets in 20 years, is just as blunt and angry as their past work. But it is tempered with a patient wisdom that can only come with time, experience, and the gift of hindsight.
Over earthy, reggae-inspired beats ….