Recently deceased “Godfather of Rap”, Gil Scott-Heron, will have a memoir released in January next year (Canongate) that will cover his involvement with the civil rights movement, and in addition, his time touring with Stevie Wonder in the early 80s. You can also hear an excerpt from the memoir (below), recorded in the 90s. It
A few days after his death in New York at the age of 62, the tribute train has gathered momentum for Gil Scott-Heron.
Gil Scott-Heron has died in a New York hospital after he fell ill when returning from a trip to Europe.
Feast your eyes on this – the first video taken from I’m New Here, the soon to be released album from the legendary Gil Scott-Heron.
Without a doubt one of the most important voices in 20th century music, Gil Scott-Heron laid out the blueprint for the whole rap genre in 1971 with his slinky, bad-as-fuck anthem “The Revolution Would Not Be Televised”.