MUHAM­MAD ALI AND GIL SCOTT-HERON: The Roxy, Los An­ge­les, 1977.

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BT: “These guys were the big­gest flirts with the ladies, but that night they were talk­ing about how to bring in­ter­na­tional pres­sure to bear, for the re­lease of Nel­son Man­dela. They knew that the mu­sic was about protest as well as ‘shake that ass’. This was a time, re­mem­ber, when PR had not yet taken over. They weren’t wor­ried about some pub­li­cist say­ing, ‘Oh my good­ness, you shouldn’t talk about this – you’re go­ing to dam­age your brand.’”

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