Democracy Now: Poet and Musician Gil Scott Heron Dies at 62


The legendary poet and musician Gil Scott Heron has died at the age of 62. Best known for his piece, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” Scott-Heron was considered by many to be the father of Hip-hop. Chuck D of Public Enemy said last year, “You can go into Ginsberg and the Beat poets and Dylan, but Gil Scott-Heron is the manifestation of the modern word. He and the Last Poets set the stage for everyone else.”

~ by wheresthemic on May 31, 2011.

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