The poet, author and musician is credited with being one of the unsung founding fathers of rap. How much do you know about Gil Scott-Heron?
Back in the 1970’s Gil Scott-Heron pioneered hip hop with lyrics on drug abuse, politics and apartheid. He still influences artists like Kanye, Common and The Game.1Xtra’s MistaJam takes us through the highs and lows of Gil’s extraordinary life from classic songs like “The Revolution will not be Televised” and “The Bottle” to the time he spent in jail.
- Rare Show: Gil Scott-Heron Live in Europe 2010 – A Soul of Sydney Tribute (RIP GIL SCOTT HERON) (soulofsydney.wordpress.com)
- R.I.P Gil Scott-Heron (1949 – 2011) + GIL SCOTT TRIBUTE : Live recording at Knitting Factory NYC 1999 Part #1 (soulofsydney.wordpress.com)
- The 6th Floor: Music Pick of the Day: Gil Scott-Heron (6thfloor.blogs.nytimes.com)