Rest in Peace Gil Scott-Heron

Posted by Billyjam, May 29, 2011 12:10am | Post a Comment
Gil Scott Heron with Brian Jackson "The Bottle"

Widely thought of as the godfather of hip-hop, Gil Scott-Heron, who will always be best remembered for his 1970 recording "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised," died Friday May 27th at a New York City hospital shortly after returning from a trip to Europe.  So far the exact cause of the revolutionary poet & musician's death is not known but it was widely known that he had been fighting a serious addiction to drugs (mainly crack), which brought with it other health issues, for many years.  He was 62. In honor of the man above and below are two of his greatest works: "The Bottle" with Brian Jackson and the aforementioned "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised." There is also a 1990's interview with the artist talking about "The Revolution"