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Understand What Black Is by The Last Poets

The Last Poets

Understand What Black Is

Release Date: May 18, 2018

Genre(s): Rap, Jazz, Spoken Word, Poetry, Comedy/Spoken, Political Rap

Record label: Studio Rockers

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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 ….

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