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Gil Scott-Heron, Voice of Black Culture, Godfather of Rap, died 62

Gil Scott-Heron (April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011) was an American poet, musician, and author known primarily for his work as a spoken word performer in the 1970s and 80s, and for his collaborative soul works with musician Brian Jackson.  Scott-Heron remained active until his death, and in 2010 released his first new album in 16 years, entitled I'm New Here.

Gil Scott-Heron influenced 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"

Gil Scott-Heron Cause of Death
Gil Scott-Heron died on the afternoon of May 27, 2011, at St. Luke's Hospital, New York City, after becoming sick upon returning from a European trip. Cause of death is not known.

It was revealed in 2008, that Gil Scott-Heron was HIV positive.

Gil Scott-Heron - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
70's When Gil Scott-Heron was younger

Gil Scott-Heron - 'I'm New Here' (released 2010)
Mellow & older Gil Scott-Heron

Gil was truly a poet. I had

Gil was truly a poet. I had the pleasure of hearing his words “…the Revolution will be live,” during its first release. He was something to take in, not only were his words inspiring but he was as beautiful to see with your ears as he was to drink with your eyes.

Re: Gil Scott-Heron, Voice of Black Culture, Godfather of ...

I apologize for my ignorance. I've never heard about Gil Scott-Heron until now. This man is amazing. I am a fan. I am sorry I didn't know about him earlier. I really like his work, WOW~~

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