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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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Alan Douglas

Alan Douglas was among the premiere manufacturers of the rock and roll era. His studio room work began within the ’60s, focusing on an record with the Big Three. His early ’70s use the final Poets really was his first creation experience with a significant band. But simply because time …

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Quincy Troupe

Quincy Troupe can be an writer and college teacher of literature in UCSD. Five series of his poetry have already been released, including Avalanche Espresso Home Press. Troupe also caused Mls Davis and co-authored the acclaimed Mls: The Autobiography. He provides received a Peabody Prize and two American Reserve Honours. …

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Saul Williams

First establishing himself mainly because an influential poet, and mainly because an award-winning screenwriter/actor, Saul Williams continued to determine himself mainly because an MC. His strategy wasn’t exactly good traditional college of hip-hop. His rhymes weren’t actually rhymes but instead his poetry shipped inside a frenzied spoken term manner which …

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Linton Kwesi Johnson

Although he has only released one album of new materials within the last a decade, and virtually retired from your live stage after his 1985 tour, Linton Kwesi Johnson remains a towering number in reggae music. Given birth to in Kingston, Jamaica and elevated within the Brixton portion of London, …

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Dr. Cornel West

Among the foremost dark American scholars and intellectuals from the past due 20th hundred years and new millennium, Cornel Western entered the world of popular music with spoken term recordings that displayed his fiery radicalism and help with his philosophies on competition and religion. Given birth to 1953 in Tulsa, …

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