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Umar Bin Hassan (born 1948) is an African-American poet associated with The Last Poets. He sold his younger sister's record player to purchase a bus ticket to New York City, where he joined the Last Poets. In the mid-1990s, he recorded a solo album titled Be-Bop or be Dead on Bill Laswell's Axiom Records through Island/PolyGram

In 1994, Bin Hassan appeared on the Red Hot Organization's compilation CD, Stolen Moments: Red Hot + Cool, appearing on a track titled "This is Madness" alongside Abiodun Oyewole and Pharoah Sanders.[1] The album was named "Album of the Year" by Time magazine.

Bin Hassan appeared on the 2013 Dead Prez album, Information Age (Deluxe Edition).


  1. ^ "Stolen Moments: Red Hot & Cool: Various Artists: Music". Retrieved 2012-04-02.

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