Saturday, May 28, 2011


The Godfather of Rap passed away last night. Gil Scott-Heron was pronounced dead at St.Lukes Hospital in Manhattan. He was 62.

Gil Scott-Heron, was a poet and a spoken word artist. He was known for his critiques of politics and racism. "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" made him a prominent and notable voice of black protest in the 1970s.

You may have heard some of his music sampled by Kanye West (Home is Where the Hatred Is) or The Game (Angel).

Gil Scott-Heron has made over dozens of records solo and along side Brain Jackson.

He will be missed and remembered as one of the greatest influences on the rap/hip-hop culture.