Gil Scott-Heron died Friday afternoon in New York, his book publisher reported. He was 62. The influential poet and musician is often credited with being one of the progenitors of hip-hop, and is best known for the spoken-word piece “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”: here.
- Gil Scott Heron Dead at 62 Godfather Hip Hop : Revolution Will Not Be Televised (binsidetv.net)
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- Obituary: Gil Scott-Heron (1949-2011), American musician and poet (vielmetti.typepad.com)
- What is Hip Hop?: A Historical Definition of Rap pt2 (Street Hustlers to Revolutionary Poets) (hiphopandpolitics.wordpress.com)
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