ABSOLUTELY SHOCKED AT THE NEWS OF GIL SCOTT-HERON WHO DIED ON FRIDAY.
GIL SCOTT-HERON-IM NEW HERE.
The Revolution will not be televised.” In life, and in death, what an amazing man. Rest in peace, Gil Scott-Heron, and may your peaceful criticism of the world ignite the future.
MAY YOUR LIGHT SHINE ON.
Gil Scott-Heron (born April 1, 1949) is an American poet, musician, and author known primarily for his late 1970s and early 1980s work as a spoken word soul performer and his collaborative work with musician Brian Jackson. His collaborative efforts with Jackson featured a musical fusion of jazz, blues and soul music, as well as lyrical content concerning social and political issues of the time, delivered in both rapping and melismatic vocal styles by Scott-Heron. The music of these albums, most notably Pieces of a Man and Winter in America in the early 1970s, influenced and helped engender later African-American music genres such as hip hop and neo soul. Scott-Heron’s recording work is often associated with black militant activism and has received much critical acclaim for one of his most well-known compositions “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”. On his influence, Allmusic wrote “Scott-Heron’s unique proto-rap style influenced a generation of hip-hop artists”.
Gil Scott-Heron – New York Is Killing Me
Gil Scott Heron – I’m New Here
Gil Scott-Heron – The Bottle