RIP – Gil Scott-Heron

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June 5, 2011 by Nigel

Gil Scott-Heron passed away last week at the age of 62. His music spanned many genres including soul, jazz, blues and spoken word. Revered as the Godfather of Rap, one of his most well known tracks was the seminal The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (check it out below).

Also below BBC Two’s Newsnight interviews Gil Scott-Heron in November 2009

Check out this awesome Gil Scott-Heron tribute mix by Gilles Peterson.

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