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Abiodun Oyewole


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Abiodun Oyewole, is a poet, teacher and founding member of the American music and spoken-word group The Last Poets, which developed into what is considered to be the first hip hop group. Critic Jason Ankeny wrote, "With their politically charged raps, taut rhythms, and dedication to raising African-American consciousness, the Last Poets almost single-handedly laid the groundwork for the emergence of hip-hop.

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Google previewWho's Afraid of Post-Blackness? (2011)

What It Means to Be Black Now by Touré

Abiodun Oyewole is a poet, teacher, and founding member of the legendary ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Black Studies (2005)

by Molefi Kete Asante, Ama Mazama

Abiodun Oyewole, David Nelson, Gylan Kain, and Felipe Luciano were among the founders; other original Last Poets were Umar Bin Hassan, Suliaman El Hadi, and Jalal Nurridin. Of the seven, Oyewole and Bin Hassan have sustained ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present (2009)

From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century Five-volume Set by Paul Finkelman

In the group's various incarnations, the artists constituting the Last Poets have included Abiodun Oyewole, David Nelson, Gylan Kain, Umar Bin Hassan, Felipe Luciano, Jalal Mansur Nuriddin, and Suliaman El Hadi. The Last Poets evolved ...

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