R.I.P. Gil Scott Heron (April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011)

Yesterday hip hop lost an icon. Gil Scott Heron is named by many as the Godfather of Rap because of what his Music, Books, Poetry and opinions stood for. His poetic, jazz fused songs influenced generations of hip-hop artists and became part of the first group of conscience-based rap songs, which he often referred to as “bluesology“. Scott-Heron released more than 20 albums, and his work was included in more than 10 compilations. Also an accomplished author, Scott-Heron published six novels, one of which — a mystery called “The Vulture” — came out when he was just 19. He is a true icon and his legend will live on. Listen to one of his most popular hits “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” below.

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