On the 50th anniversary of the band’s inception at an event in Harlem, NY to commemorate Malcolm X’s birthday on 19 May 1968, influential spoken word artists, poets and commentators The Last Poets are set to make a glorious and relevant return with their first album in over 20 years, ‘Understand What Black Is’.
Produced by Ben Lamdin (Nostaglia 77) and Brighton legend Prince Fatty, ‘Understand What Black Is’ is a ten-track album which speaks of a revolutionary struggle defined by both race and identity, that has never sounded more relevant. The new album 'Understand What Black Is" will be released 18th May 2018 by UK label Studio Rockers on double LP and CD.
"When the moment hatches in time's womb there will be no art talk . . . The only poem you will hear will be the spear-point pivoted in the punctured marrow of the villain . . .
Therefore we are the last Poets of the world."
- Little Willie Kgostile