Meet The Last Poets as they sign vinyl and books on the day of their London gig at The Jazz Café.
A word hasn’t been coined to fit what we’re talking about
The Last Poets Rolling Stone Magazine 1970
The Last Poets spoken word albums foreshadowed the work of hard-hitting rap groups such as Public Enemy. The Last Poets (1970) is considered the first hip-hop album of all time, and This Is Madness (1971), landed them on President Nixon’s Counter-Intelligence Programming list.
Presented by Apples and Snakes, the UK’s leading organisation for spoken Word