Fourth Of July:

The Light In The Attic warehouse will be closed for the 4th of July weekend from Friday, July 3rd through Sunday, July 5th. We will reopen at 9am on Monday, July 6th. We are having a 20% off all LITA and our imprint labels sale excluding preorder titles. Sale runs 4:30pm PST Thursday, July 2nd- 9am PST Monday, July 6th. Please anticipate longer times to ship your order due to the holiday and sale. Thanks for your business! Happy 4th!

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The Last Poets
The Last Poets/This Is Madness

Light In The Attic

LITA 001/VAMPI 010

  • Double-CD Release
  • 1970 Rolling Stone article/interview by Jonothan Cott
  • Classic Advertisements from Billboard & Rolling Stone
  • Contributions from: Public Enemy’s Chuck D & Professor Griff and spoken word master Saul Williams

The Last Poets, dubbed “the village elders of the rap world” by The New York Times, created two of modern music’s most influential albums: The Last Poets (1970) and This Is Madness (1971). Light In The Attic & Vampi Soul are honored to reissue both records as a deluxe edition double CD. Combining politically charged street poetry with inventive yet tribal percussion, these records sparked the rap revolution and, historic achievements aside, thrilled fans with chart-topping music that still resonates more than 30 years later.

This new double-CD set of The Last Poets and This Is Madness features beautiful packaging that befits the music’s landmark status. Public Enemy’s Chuck D and Professor Griff, spoken-word master Saul Williams, and many others contribute to the accompanying 24-page, full-color booklet that documents The Last Poets’ influence with insightful commentary, rare photos, original advertisements, and complete lyrics. Rediscover who Ice Cube calls “the first real hardcore rappers”: The Last Poets.

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