Spoken Word Musician Gil Scott-Heron Dies At Age 62 [Video]

 

Chicago born author, poet and musician Gil Scott-Heron passed away Friday at the age of 62. He died at St. Lukes Hospital in New York City after becoming ill following a trip to Europe.

Dubbed The Godfather of Rap by some, a title he rejected, Scott-Heron has influenced scores of rappers with his spoken word poetry that he described as "black music or black American music."

His most well known song "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" was recorded when he was just 18-years old for the album 'Small Talk at 125th and Lenox.' In total Scott-Heron recorded fifteen studio albums and nine live discs throughout his career. Most recently 'I'm New Here' in 2010.

Scott-Heron also penned several novels and books of poetry.

Many rappers including Kanye West, Common, Mos Def, MF Doom and RBX sampled his work.

Upon hearing the news of his passing many in the hip hop and r&b community tweeted their condolences.

"I just learned of the lost of a very important poet...R.I.P. Gil Scott Heron. The revolution will be live!!" Usher tweeted.

Chuck D of Public Enemy wrote: "RIP GSH..and we do what we do and how we do because of you. And to those that don't know tip your hat with a hand over your heart & recognize."

 

 

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Comment by 1THUG aka Tha NYCHA LEGEND!! on May 29, 2011 at 7:09pm
i wish i coulda been alive in tha 50s, 60s, or 70s, them look like tha eras that shet was really poppin off...tha people was really fightin back against tha gubbament implementation of tha NWO...then tha gubbament bio-warfare labs produced hiv to kill tha free love hippie movement and most importantly to destroy afrikans, and cia labs made crack and shipped it into tha gutterz to turn tha ghettos into war zones!!
Comment by dj chalie robinson on May 29, 2011 at 6:44pm
NO REVOLUTION AND YOU ARE DEAD FROM AIDS
Comment by Still Pimpin on May 29, 2011 at 4:24pm
Me and my girl were just start listening to his stuff about a month ago when I realized how many samples were taken from his music, we both love his stuff !!!
Comment by SAM_ORA on May 29, 2011 at 8:14am
Icon!! Rest I Peace!!
Comment by Knokk Shope Music on May 29, 2011 at 3:56am
Truly an icon...how far we have strayed from this type of music amazes me.
Comment by Ms.Unaware Book "UnAware" Coming on May 28, 2011 at 11:45pm
Aww Awe R.I.P
Comment by East side on May 28, 2011 at 10:42pm
people would you you listen. down some dead end streets there aint no turning back. angle dust. r.i.p big homie. my pops raised me up on his music. big influence on my life. this dude was the the 2pac of the old school. p.s whity on the moon
Comment by Demarr on May 28, 2011 at 8:39pm
damn son, R.I.P. homie. my fav song was "winter in america"
Comment by NONCHALANT NIKKI on May 28, 2011 at 7:38pm
R.I.P
Comment by killerdamski on May 28, 2011 at 6:00pm
Legend RIP



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