475. The Last Poets

With their spoken word Raps and politically charged anthems, The Last Poets were one of the first steps in what would become Hip Hop. Their main focus was raising the awareness of African Americans and challenging the status quo. As one of the first proto Rap artists of note they have a better shot than you would think. We have to wonder though if the Last Poets are completely happy with the state of Rap Music today.         The Bullet Points:   Eligible Since: 1995   Country of Origin: U.S.A. (New York City)   Nominated In: Never   NIHOF’s Favorite Album: This is Madness (1971)   NIHOF’s Favorite Song: Wake Up Ni**ers (From The Last Poets, 1970){acepolls 448}

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