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Gil Scott Herron, dead at 62
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May 29, 2011, 12:30 AM
Didn't see a post about this, so I thought I'd make one. Controversial artist? Yeah, I didn't agree with everything he wrote, but the man had wicked talent and a passion for his art. So much of what he wrote stemmed from his anger over those turbulent times, an anger that in most ways was justified.

Many say he's the grandfather of modern rap, I say modern rappers can't grasp where he was coming from.

YouTube - ‪Gil Scott Heron "Home Is Where The Hatred Is" (1971)‬‏

Peace, Gil.
"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."
- Thomas Paine
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May 29, 2011, 12:40 AM
RIP to Gil Scott-Heron. I wonder if the revolution will be televised on the other side?

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