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A reflection on an artistic genius - Jamie xx – A musician overdue of an award

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In retrospect of 2015, which was arguably one of the most significant years of his career, reflection is needed on Jamie Smith (aka Jamie xx). 1,147 more words

Remembering: The Messenger Of Truth

The prophetic sounds of Gil Scott Heron’s poetic style has influenced every generation of hip-hop. Gil’s music was a genre all to itself and worthy of recognition because he was a head of his time and courageous enough to speak truth to power on behalf of the powerless.

http://thoughtprovokingperspectives.co/2016/01/23/the-unsung-messenger-of-truth/

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Bones collapsing your lungs
The sound tops the billboard
Pump fiats through your cords
Bankrupting your core

Your fans are holding your hand
’cause you can’t assume your stand… 143 more words

Poetry

CHARLIE'S JAM OF THE WEEK: Gil Scott-Heron - Did You Hear What They Said

Gil Scott-Heron is one of my favorites. I love his voice, the production of his music, his spoken word… all of it is just perfect and pretty much any time is a good time to listen to him. 53 more words

Music

Thy Revolution Shall Be Digitized (Haiku Responsory après Gil & Gaye)

Friends, what you know good?

What’s in? What’s out? Is the world

screwed like FOXNEWS says?

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our revolution

don’t know ‘Nam-Communism just

cyberterrorism

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Poetry

Latest Obstacle in Detroit's Long Road to Recovery: Paralyzed Public Schools

In 1977, Gil Scott Heron wrote a song entitled “We Almost Lost Detroit” about Fermi 1, America’s first commercial nuclear breeder reactor, which suffered a  1,014 more words

Education

Gil Scott-Heron - Reflections

Although a major across-the-board hit always eluded the poet, singer, and activist Gil Scott-Heron, this album does contains one of his best-known songs. “B-Movie,” an extended attack on Ronald “Ray-gun,” unleashes 12 minutes of vitriol about the then recently elected president. 177 more words