The Last Poets

The Last Poets

The Last Poets are a group of poets and musicians, rising from the late 1960s African American civil rights movement. Jalaludin M. Nuriddin, an Army paratrooper who chose to go to jail instead of fight in the Vietnam War, founded the group in prison after converting to Islam and learning to spiel, an earlier form of hip-hop emceeing.With Umar Bin Hassan and Abiodun Oyewole, Nuriddin was released ...more

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