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’.

Radio Campaign
BBC 6 Music : Album of the Day
BBC 6 Music : Gilles Peterson Album of the Week
BBC 6 Music : Funk & Soul Show Interview
BBC 6 Music : Mary Anne Hobbs Interview
BBC Radio 4 : Loose Ends Live Session

Plays from BBC 6 Music Don Letts, Funk & Soul Show, Gideon Coe, Gilles Peterson, Huey Morgan, Mary Anne Hobbs, Radcliffe & Maconie; BBC Radio 2 Jamie Cullum.

  • Label Studio Rockers
  • Release Date 18th May 2018