Gil Scott-Heron died yesterday at 62

“You can go into [Allen] Ginsberg and the Beat poets and [Bob] Dylan, but Gil Scott-Heron is the manifestation of the modern word. He and the Last Poets set the stage for everyone else.”

Chuck D

No matter what side you are on, recognizing the greatness of an American poet is something we don’t often do.

Here is the one he is best known for:

And here he talks about making it:

R.I.P. Gil Scott-Heron

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  1. RIP the mighty Gill Scott!

    & thank you very much for sharing out link too, i always have another unheard audio recording of of Gil Scott in Australia and an interview never aired that I will be sharing soon homey.

    check back soon online at


    Sammy @ Soul of Sydney

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