g i l   s c o t t - h e r o n

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poet
philosopher
author
musician
revolutionary

gil scott-heron came onto the scene in 1970
with the release of
Small Talk at 125th and Lennox
an incendiary mix of african drum beats
brutal lyrical truths
and black rage

known as the father of modern rap music
he continued his crusade of truth with albums
like
Pieces of a Man, Winter in America
First Minute of a New Day
and
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
and proceeded to be the
de facto soul of
the spirit of
revolution

he is considered by many
to be the true father of rap music

sidetracked
for years by heroin
he re-emerged in 1994
with the critically acclaimed
Spirits
an album of such power and depth
that it literally changed my life

if you haven't heard
gil scott-heron's music
i strongly urge you
to listen...

- sda


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