Saturday, May 28, 2011

R.I.P Gil Scott Heron: The Orator Extraordinaire

(Rest in peace, Bro Gil….) your out of the bottle for good now!!

The music world has lost one of its greats as influential singer-songwriter and poet Gil Scott Heron died yesterday afternoon in New York City. His impact on various modern music genres, such as hip-hop, R&B, cannot be overestimated. He is mostly known for the timeless song “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” which has become a phrase in the culture lexicon. After being incarcerated and battling drug problems during the 2000s, he managed to make an impressive comeback to the music scene with the critically acclaimed I’m New Here followed by the Jamie xx collaboration We’re New Here earlier this year. Below you can find a fine selection of one of his most powerful songs. Rest in Power.

Source: Hypebeast

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