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Thread started 06/05/18 7:50am

Dancelot

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Rest in Power: Jalal Mansur Nuriddin of The Last Poets

oh dear, another one gone sad rose




Jalal Mansur Nuriddin of The Last Poets has passed away at age 74. He was a key player in the movement coming out of the Harlem Writers Workshop in the 1960s.Born in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, Jalaluddin Mansur Nuriddin was a member and co-founder of the late ‘60s spoken word group The Last Poets. Regarded as “The Grandfather of Rap,” Nuriddin’s talent and genius with words and rhythm are renowned the world over. It is with sadness to announce his passing at the age of 74.


Nuriddin joined the first version of The Last Poets, with members Gylan Kain, David Nelson, Felipé Luciano, but left before the trio recorded and released their only album, Right On, in 1967. He would link up with Umar Bin Hassan and Abiodun Oyewole, Sulaiman El-Hadi, and percussionist Nilaja Obabi as the version of the group that most permeated mass culture.

Poems such as “Be-Yon-Der,” “White Man’s Got a God Complex,” and “On the Subway” are epic verses that if you haven’t heard them go to your nearest streaming service and get a full dose. As one of the main ingredients of this thing we love called hip-hop, there isn’t an artist from the past 30 years who wouldn’t say they were influenced by Nuriddin and his riddim. With works sampled by or quoted by N.W.A., A Tribe Called Quest, Public Enemy and more, Nuriddin represented the old school guys from the corner and served as a Rock of Gibraltar for the next generation.

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Reply #1 posted 06/05/18 8:09am

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I totally missed that the Poets had an album just in 2018 eek eek eek



however, this is da shit from 1973

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Reply #2 posted 06/11/18 12:45pm

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Rest indeed.

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Reply #3 posted 06/11/18 3:18pm

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Brotha's aint ready for revolution. Sho nuff.

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