Jalal

Spoken word, Composer

1944 –

54

Who is Jalal?

Jalaluddin Mansur Nuriddin is one of the founding members of The Last Poets, a group of poets and musicians that evolved in the 1960s out of the Harlem Writers Workshop in New York City.

He was born in Fort Green in Brooklyn, New York, USA. In his earlier career he used the names Lightnin' Rod and Alafia Pudim. He is often dubbed "The Grandfather of Rap".

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Born
1944
Brooklyn
Also known as
  • Jalal Mansur Nuriddin
  • Jalaludin M. Nuriddin
  • Jalal Nuriddin
  • Jalaludin Mansur Nuriddin
  • Lightnin' Rod
  • Jalal Mansur Nuriddin
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • Brooklyn

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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