Gil Scott-Heron passes

Gil Scott-Heron, dubbed the “Godfather of Rap”, has died aged 62 in New York. Artists from Snoop Dogg to Public Enemy’s Chuck D paid tribute to the US poet and songwriter on Twitter.


  1. The revolution will not be televised.

  2. The revolution will not be supported by Fox News and ridiculed by Rachel Maddow. Nor vice versa.

  3. that record he did last year (or maybe ’09?) was pretty excellent as well. The Revolution. . . might be his catchphrase contribution to pop culture, but this guy was solid all the way around. true loss.

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