Richard A Dedeaux
The Watts Prophets
The Watts Prophets: Father Amde Hamilton, Otis O'Solomon and Richard Anthony Dedeaux formed out of the Watts Writers Workshop. Which became a cultural laboratory for Black ideology created as a positive gesture in reaction to the 1965 Watts riots. The group's combination of performance poetry with percussive rhythms and improvisational jazz is credited as a forerunner of hip-hop music and has been sampled by rap artists such as Digable Planets, Coolio and Ice Cube.
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