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The Last Poets: Bardcore!

Sean O'Hagan, New Musical Express, 13 April 1985

THE LAST POETS were the first rappers — the voice of ghetto anger and fiery jazzoetry. Their "exile" over, they're back with a new LP and the old desire to right (and re-write) the world. SEAN O'HAGAN meets the men who sneered 'Niggers Are Scared Of Revolution' and finds they have a few hang-ups of their own — like women and gays.

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