Gil Scott-Heron, musical pioneer dubbed the Godfather of Rap, dies in New York at age 62
Gil Scott-Heron, a pioneer in a style of musical spoken word that evolved into rap, died Friday night at a St. Luke’s Hospital in Manhattan. He was 62.
Perhaps Scott-Heron’s more lasting legacy, though, lies in his lifelong insistence that music [...]
Gil Scott-Heron plays Montreux Jazz Festival
Gil Scott-Heron, the hard living ‘godfather of rap,’ had a message for his audience at the Montreux Jazz Festival.
“For those of you who bet I would not be here â€” you lose.”
The poet-singer from Chicago whose angry lyrics about racism, poverty and addiction struck a chord with young black Americans growing [...]
Gil Scott-Heron – I’m New Here Review
There were few voices that articulated the anxious, fractured state of America in the 1970s and early 80s as well as the clear baritone of Gil Scott-Heron. As a spoken-word artist and poet, he could pinpoint the fissures in the American dream and exorcise them with a wit that blended [...]
Gil Scott-Heron – Me And [...]