Feb 26, 2009 - Sale 2171

Sale 2171 - Lot 217

Price Realized: $ 840
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
HIP HOP, RAP PIONEERS (FILM.) LAST POETS. Right On! A Film by Herbert Danska. Color poster, 28x22 inches; faint "tide-line" to the right side, more visible on the reverse. New York, 1970

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rare poster for this film of the "last poets," whom many consider the originators of "Rap," and "Hip Hop." The original group consisted of Felipe Luciano, David Nelson and Gylan Kain and was formed on May 19, 1968 at Marcus Garvey Park in East Harlem. The film "Right On" was shot entirely in New York City. The group continued to evolve via a 1969 Harlem writers'' workshop known as "East Wind." Jalal Mansur Nuriddin, Umar Bin Hassan, and Abiodun Oyewole, along with percussionist Nilaja, are also considered primary and core members of the group, as they appeared on the 1970 self-titled release and, in various combinations, on subsequent releases. Their style of half speaking and singing is thought by many to have been the beginning of Rap or "Hip Hop" as we know it today.