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Political speech in prison

When I asked, “Will I be released from segregation since I’ve done nothing wrong?” He said, “Well, you wanna be all political, this is what happens.”

Wordplay: an interview wit’ Umar Bin Hassan of the Last Poets

By far one of the most revolutionary cultural groups to put words to music in the United States is the Last Poets. Many, including myself, trace the roots of rap music to the spoken word, lyrics and speeches of the Last Poets, Gil Scott Heron and the current political prisoner Imam Jamil Al-Amin, otherwise known as H. Rap Brown.
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