Live review: The Last Poets at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club

Live review: The Last Poets at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club
 

Formed in 1968 and energised by the spirit of the Civil Rights movement, core trio Jalal Mansur Nuriddin, Umar Bin Hassan and Abiodun Oyewole rapped and sang about the race, slavery, the government, sexuality, alcohol, drugs, money and love, typically mixing extreme and often psychedelic imagery with hard, self-effacing fact: "When the revolution comes," they said, "some of us will capture it on TV with chicken hanging from our mouths" and "blood will run through the streets of Harlem drowning anything without substance". 
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