On May 10th, The Last Poets will release their album Transcending Toxic Times (Ropeadope Records.) Today, the group unveiled the album’s first single “For The Millions.”
Transcending Toxic Times is a work which reflects the range of human emotion: anger, scorn, frustration, challenge, beauty, sorrow, love, and joy are all present. The spoken word is rhythmic, and melodic at times. The baselines and the groove are irresistible, and the message is unavoidable. As African Americans continue to press the nation for truth and equality, The Last Poets’ standpoint is as important today as it ever was.