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Unsung Documentary: Gil Scott Heron – A Poet, A Prophet and a Pioneer

The revolution will be not televised is an amazing mini-documentary about the life of a prophet, poet and great musician: the late Gil Scott-Heron. Presented by TVOne as part of the Unsung series, the great interviews in the doc, help us to keep memory of Scott-Heron alive and remind us …

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Forgotten Treasure: Gil Scott-Heron “Angel Dust” (1978)

Gil Scott Heron is justifiably recognised as one of the most unique black music artists of all time. His music transgresses all musical barriers in the same way that Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley and Marvin Gaye did, although never crossing over to that realm of mainstream recognition. Along with co-producer …

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Gil Scott-Heron “The Last Holiday. A Memoir”

via Shook.FM (awesome website): “Gil Scott-Heron’s final opus, one that he was working on intermittently for the last two decades of his life, is not an album of music but a memoir. Autobiography isn’t quite the right word, because this book pulls down the shutters and closes shop in 1981, the …

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Forgotten Treasure: Gil Scott-Heron “Bicentennial Blues” / Moodymann

I thought I’d pair these two together because, well, obviously one is heavily inspired from the other. Moodymann, by far one of my favorite 2-3 house producers of the last 10+ years took a Gil Scott-Heron poem recorded live from his record called “It’s Your World” (1976) and gave it …

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R.I.P Gil Scott-Heron – movie “Originals”

Just got the very sad news. Gil Scott-Heron one of the most influential artists of his generation has passed away. I am extremely thankful to have seen him live at least once. I just can’t believe it was only 12 months ago… very sad news indeed.

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Forgotten Treasures
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Forgotten Treasure: Gil Scott-Heron “The Klan” (1980)

“The Klan” taken from the 1980 record titled “Real Eyes” is the very definition of what we call a Forgotten Treasure. Although the track is melodic and light the lyrics packs a visceral punch like only the “godfather of hip-hop” Gil Scott-Heron can! I recognized this track instantly because it …

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Future Classic: Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie XX “Home”

I wasn’t convinced I liked the idea of this project when I heard the first “official” (remix) single from Jamie XX. For me touching Gil Scott-Heron‘s is a very slippery slope and I wasn’t crazy about “NY is Killing me” for some reason while everyone seemed to be loving it. …

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Gil Scott-Heron “New York Is Killing Me” Video

New video from one of the art form’s undisputed kings Chris Cunningham to complete the haunting and cinematic track “New York Is Killing Me” from living legend Gil Scott-Heron. Nuff’ said.

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Show Review: Gil Scott-Heron @ MTL Jazz Fest

Very touching concert at Montreal’s Jazz Fest from one of true living legends of American music: the criminally underrated “godfather of rap” mr. Gil Scott-Heron The show started a full two hours late but the crowd waited very patiently and hung outside the venue. I think people were this patient …

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Gil Scott-Heron “Me and the devil” Video

This is some apocalyptic stuff right here. New material from Gil Scott-Heron (if you don’t know him, I suggest you do your homework!!!) accompanied by a super dark and cinematic video. The video is very reminiscent of the “Warriors” movie for anyone who have seen it. Very NYC; masked skateboarders …

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