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 finally. In middle-1993, he released his initial solo album, End up being Bop or End up being Dead. Hassan mixed rap, home, and jazz components over the record, that was produced by Costs Laswell.