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R.i.p. Gil Scott-Heron


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Artist, revolutionary, teacher. As a fat white 13 yr old kid in the suburbs in 1971 listening to anything radical got you attention from those in authority. But when I brought home "Small Talk at 125th and Lenox", i really drew some attention, my Dad and me even had to have a little chat with some guys in suits in downtown Detroit.




Gil Scott-Heron died Friday afternoon in New York, his book publisher reported. He was 62. The influential poet and musician is often credited with being one of the progenitors of hip-hop, and is best known for the spoken-word piece "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised"




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