Happy birthday to actor, Yaphet Kotto. Have you dug his 1967 Proto-Rap single?

Often overlooked in the Pre-Hip-Hop timeline, Yaphet Kotto’s 1967 Chisa lebel single, Have You Ever Seen The Blues/Have You Dug His Scene, predates similar influential recordings by The Last Poets and Lightning Rod, and shares it’s year of release with the first two Iceberg Slim novels, making it an important piece of musical history, not to mention a boss single, in its own right. Beat Ghetto Poetry
Yaphet Kotto - Live and Let Die


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