Gil Scott-Heron passed away on Friday. Although a great many articles written about him and his music try to attribute to him the origins of rap, etc., I always saw him as a blues man, personally. I thought it interesting that many stories connected him with the Last Poets from the 1960's who were more definitely a protesting type of group. Here is probably GSH's most famous song, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.
His most successful collaborations were with Brian Jackson. Both the above song, and this next one, The Bottle, appeared on the album Winter In America.
And to counter-balance the tone, here is sampling of the Last Poets - Run Nigger.
Last Poets - White Man's Got A God Complex
RIP, my brother.
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