This year marks the 50th anniversary of The Last Poets, the NYC spoken word icons who many consider to have planted the seeds for hip hop. Dormant for some time, core members, Abiodun Oyowele and Umar Bin Hassan reactivated Last Poets in response to Donald Trump's presidential inauguration, and have just released their first album in 20 years...
Hailing from Nagoya, Japan, fourpiece CHAI are an almost indescribable bundle of pop energy, melding punk, kruatrock, yacht-rock funk, disco, the Tom Tom Club's wordy rappinghood and more into their infectious sound.
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