Gil Scott Heron

Gil Scott Heron

Poet and spoken word performer Gil Scott- Heron is an icon. His late 60's work is credited with the birth of Hip-Hop and soul. His best known work is his political rant, "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised." Drake sample Heron's work on the title track of his latest album Take Care. Sadly, we lost Gil Scott-Heron on May 27, 2011.

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Remembering Gil: On The Road With Rich Medina (July 18-21)

Remembering Gil: On The Road With Rich Medina (July 18-21)

R.I.P.

The 10 Best Gil Scott-Heron Songs

The 10 Best Gil Scott-Heron Songs

One year after his passing, Complex pays tribute to the revolutionary poet.

Music Links of The Day 12/15/2011

Music Links of The Day 12/15/2011

MTV's choice for artist of the year, Nas reflects on two of his albums, and Gil Scott-Heron's soon-coming memoir.

Kanye West Performs At Gil Scott-Heron's Funeral

Kanye West Performs At Gil Scott-Heron's Funeral

R.I.P. to one of the greatest.

Gil Scott-Heron Dies At 62

Gil Scott-Heron Dies At 62

The inspirational figure passed away this afternoon.

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