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The Last Poets: Young Master

Lynden Barber, Melody Maker, 13 October 1984

Kidnapped heiress Patti Hearst is said to have listened to him incessantly during her captivity and the hip-hop crowd regard him as a guru. His name is Jalal, inspiration behind THE LAST POETS and the world's first rap artist.

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