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Published on August 14th, 2019 | by Jerry Doby

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Trailer Premiere: ‘Last Poets / Umar Bin Hassan’ Documentary “Scared of Revolution”

As we celebrate 46 years of Hip Hop we take a peek into the lives of the founders and there is one name that stands out for an old cat like me “Last Poets” if you are a Hip Hop head you don’t need an explanation and if you need an explanation, there’s Google and YouTube for your educational benefit. I’m talking to those that know right now. Hitting New York theatres tomorrow August 15, 2019 is one of the coldest documentaries from the world of the culture to hit the screen. No shade on anyone but the Godfather of Rap is about to let us into his world on an unprecedented scale…I’m talking Umar Bin Hassan of the Last Poets…check out the official line below!

Emerging from the Black Power era of the late Sixties and early Seventies, experimenting with street poetry and percussive sound, the progressive music of Harlem’s Last Poets helped lay the groundwork for hip-hop.  SCARED OF REVOLUTION dives deep into the story of Hassan’s personal life, his struggles and his ongoing fight to overcome his demons. He grew up poor with a violent, unpredictable father, has had a string of bad relationships and in his darkest hour he battled a crack addiction.  The film shows how Hassan has taken control of his life again, breaks the destructive cycle and does his best to be the devoted father and grandfather that he was never fortunate enough to have.

Umar Bin Hassan says about the documentary, “Scared of Revolution”:

More than anything, I want people who watch the documentary to be inspired to be honest to themselves, to their communities and to other people who are trying and struggling just like them to be the best human beings they can be.


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Editor-in-Chief of The Hype Magazine, and internationally published arts & entertainment journalist. Member of the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture as well as the United States Press Corps.


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