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Public Enemy

Public Foe rewrote the guidelines of hip-hop, starting to be the most important and questionable rap band of the past due ’80s and, for most, the definitive rap band of all period. Building from Run-D.M.C.’s street-oriented beats and Boogie Straight down Productions’ proto-gangsta rhyming, Open public Foe pioneered a variant …

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Ursula Rucker

Ursula Rucker is not a funky diva — she’s her own diva. Having collaborated with a few of music’s most advanced — the Silent Poets, Ruler Britt, Josh Wink, the Origins — Rucker offers honed her seductive spoken wordplay inside Philly spirit, hip-hop, and fresh jazz. She combines interpersonal consciousness …

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Watts Prophets

The West Coast’s response to the final Poets, Watts Prophets didn’t get quite the same recognition for his or her contributions to raising black consciousness and laying the foundations for rap. The group was shaped at the W Writer’s Workshop, a business began by screenwriter Budd Schulberg made to provide …

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Umar Bin Hassan

In the first ’70s, Umar Bin Hassan was an associate from the street-poet godfathers of rap, the final Poets. He became a member of the group in 1969 after viewing them execute in his indigenous Ohio. With Hassan, the Poets released THE FINAL Poets, THAT IS Madness, and Last Poets …

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Ishmael Reed

Vocals. This author of Dark Evolutionist prose and poetry collaborates with Kip Hanrahan, Taj Mahal, and various other Latin and jazz music artists.

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Gil Scott-Heron

Probably one of the most important progenitors of rap music, Gil Scott-Heron’s aggressive, no-nonsense road poetry inspired a legion of intelligent rappers even though his engaging songwriting abilities placed him square within the R&B graphs later on in his profession, backed by increasingly modern production thanks to Malcolm Cecil and …

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Treacherous Three

Among the initial rap groupings on record, Treacherous Three recorded for both of the main old school brands (Enjoy, Glucose Hill) and introduced a faster design of rapping (dubbed quickness rapping) that influenced the afterwards span of hip-hop. Produced by way of a trio of Harlem high-school close friends — …

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Yusef Lateef

Yusef Lateef lengthy had an inquisitive soul and he was never only a bop or hard bop soloist. Lateef, who didn’t care very much for the word “jazz,” regularly produced music that extended (and also broke through) limitations. An excellent tenor saxophonist having a soulful audio and amazing technique, from …

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X Clan

A great number of Afrocentric, politically oriented rap groups released records through the later ’80s and early ’90s. Hardly any of those groupings had been on the amount of the hard-hitting X Clan, a Brooklyn-based collective that released a set of stellar albums — 1990’s Towards the East, Blackwards and …

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Amir Sulaiman

A spoken term poet, hip-hop MC, and devout Muslim, Amir Sulaiman was initially a freestyle rapper before learning to be a poet whenever a youthful kid rather than the other method around, as may be the case for most developing rap performers. His writings had been significantly influenced from the …

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