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GIL SCOTT-HERON
Singer, spoken-word, activist and author of Jamaican descent
Born: April 1, 1949 (Chicago, IL, USA)
Died: May 27, 2011 (New York, NY, USA)

American poet, musician, and author known primarily for his late 1960s and early 1970s work as a spoken word soul performer and his collaborative work with musician Brian Jackson. His collaborative efforts with Jackson featured a musical fusion of jazz, blues and soul music, as well as lyrical content concerning social and political issues of the time, delivered in both rapping and melismatic vocal styles by Scott-Heron. The music of these albums, most notably Pieces of a Man and Winter in America in the early 1970s, influenced and helped engender later African-American music genres such as hip hop and neo soul. Scott-Heron’s recording work is often associated with black militant activism and has received much critical acclaim for one of his most well-known compositions “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”. On his influence, Allmusic wrote “Scott-Heron’s unique proto-rap style influenced a generation of hip-hop artists”.
 
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Gil Scott-Heron 1976 Interview
The 'Jo'burg' man has a reputation for telling it like it is. However, John Abbey had his pre conceived notions of Gil completely and pleasantly shattered…. HAVE YOU ever been guilty of wrongly misjudging someone when you've never even met them? Well, I confess I just have because I wasn't particularly looking forward to interviewing Arista's Gil Scott-Heron. I further confess to not really being into Gil's music and, from the little I thought I knew of him, I was frankly expecting an egotist...
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Gil Scott-Heron - UNSUNG
Episode Premiered Wednesday, February 12, 2014 10 PM on TV-One. ...
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A Tribute To Gil Scott-Heron
The Poetic Genius and Irony of Gil Scott-Heron I admired the bold, arrogant style of Gil Scott-Heron and his band. During the mid to late 70s, he ...
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Gil Scott-Heron: Definition of a Poet Video
In this extended interview (taken from Reelblack's award-winning film POET, starring Ursula Rucker), Godfather of Rap GIL SCOTT-HERON (1949-2011) rumi...
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Gil Scott Heron1986 Video
Gil Scott Heron - Washington D.C from Black Wax, 1986...
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