In memory of Gil Scott-Heronby Cheryl Baumgartner Medical Billing/Coding/Insurance
On Friday we lost a truly gifted man, Gill Scott-Heron poet, musician and spoken word artist Recommended Features
- Considered a major influence on Hip hop and Rap genres
- Socially conscious performer
- Raised awareness of social issues and social disparity
Review on In memory of Gil Scott-HeronGil Scott-Heron. I was a young teen when my brother first introduced me to Gil Scott-Heron's music. The first song I ever heard by him was "The Revolution Will not be Televised". A commentary on the continuing struggle of many Blacks to attain social equality in the aftermath of the Civil Rights Movement.
Gil used his music to raise awareness of the struggle against social disparity and continued to do so until his death, remaining active and recording new music for his fans. His success combining the Spoken word with music was a great influence on rappers who followed and continues to be so today. GIl was not a proponent of Ganstera rap and the gangbanging image that is rap today. Which he plainly says in this clip 'Message to the Messengers"
Gil will be missed by all who were ever touched by his music, his influence and his quiet activism. Goodbye to you Mr. Scott-Heron and thank you for being a role model for equality, respect and peace.
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Rap legend Gil Scott-Heron dies at 62
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Known as "the godfather of rap" within the music industry, most notably for composing the 1974 compilation album "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised," poet, musician and author Gil Scott-Heron died
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