[MUSIC] Gil Scott-Heron, R.I.P.

[MUSIC] Gil Scott-Heron, R.I.P.

VIBE: This post has nothing to do with the Bay Area.  No political or social statements here. Just taking a moment to reflect on days gone by…


 Gil Scott-Heron Dies at 62
Gil Scott-Heron, 62, a poet and musician best known for spoken-word songs such as “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” died May 27 at a New York City hospital. The Associated Press reported that he became sick upon returning from a European trip.
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Jamie Byng, publisher of Canongate Books, was a friend of Gil Scott-Heron for more than 20 years. During 2010 they recorded this interview in London where the rapper-poet talked about his life and work, interspersed with intimate performances of his music. A fuller version of the film is to be released later in 2011.
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