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Spotlight Poet: Gil Scott Heron (1949-2011)

Gil Scott Heron was a highly influential spoken word artist, author, and musician in the late 20th century. Scott Heron is best known for his contributions to the emergence of the spoken word genre and laying the groundwork for the hip-pop genre with his popular piece “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”, which has been sampled by numerous artists in the genre since its conception in 1970 when Heron was just 21 years old(Rolling Stone). 890 more words

Spotlight

Why We NEED A Vanguard

If you were looking to strike fear into the hearts of white America, uttering these three words would do more than enough to accomplish this feat: 1,872 more words

The Black Community

National Poetry Month, Jazz Appreciation Month, and Record Store Day: Go Get Yourself a Gil Scott-Heron LP

April is National Poetry Month, Jazz Appreciation Month, and the consumer holiday known as Record Store Day (RSD) is April 18. Gil Scott-Heron is a timeless poet and performer who published poems and prose, in addition to performing songs on piano. 872 more words

Arts And Culture

THE REVOLUTION WILL BE TELEVISED

In the wake of the changing climate of our culture and humanity’s overall seemingly lack of ¬†value for life,I must acknowledge the latest injustice on the black life amongst countless others. 264 more words

In April provocateurs Marvin Gaye and Gil Scott-Heron were born

Two extraordinary musical artists were born this week in history within a day of each other, and helped to disrupt and define ways of being black in America, and ways for others to understand them. 379 more words

Ethnic Diversity

One of my Biggest Influences-Gil Scott-Heron

My parents loved Gil Scott Heron and played his albums continuously while I was growing up. He had a presence in his vocals that I admired and later imitated. 95 more words

Poetry

Happy Birthday Gil

You were amazing till the very end and still are.

And you never weren’t an absolute smoking babe. Totally would have, always and forever.

Music