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RIP Gil Scott-Heron

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by dixiehack, May 27, 2011.

  1. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

  2. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    The revolution will not get rid of the nubs.

  3. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    The revolution will not kill the germs that may cause bad breath.

    Great shit. RIP.
  4. BrianGriffin

    BrianGriffin Active Member

    He was still going strong. Some of his best stuff was his last.

  5. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    "We Almost Lost Detroit" was some heavy shit.
  6. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Gil Scott-Heron was a brilliant poet/historian/revolutionary/musician. I can still recall him playing on Saturday Night Live singing his heart out on Johannesburg. And if you've never checked out his work, listen to B-Movie. He will be missed. RIP
  7. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    amen. one of the strongest voices of his generation who has never received the recognition he deserves. r.i.p., gsh.
  8. Corky Ramirez up on 94th St.

    Corky Ramirez up on 94th St. Well-Known Member

    Take some time this Memorial Day weekend and listen to this set. If nothing else, listen to "It's Your World."


    This is about as good as it gets and a big reason why I loved this guy. Although he crossed many decades, his social songs in the 70s resonated.
  9. albert77

    albert77 Well-Known Member

    Gil Scott-Heron practically invented rap music, but I'll bet if you asked 10 young rap fans who he was, 9 of them would give you a blank stare. Pity. The guy was decades ahead of his time.
  10. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    WOW. I just found out that Gil Scott-Heron was married to actress Brenda Sykes, a former love interest of Jim Brown.
    Gil had one of the best band names too. Gil Scott-Heron, Brian Jackson and the Midnight Band.
  11. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    And meanwhile, Gary Tyler's life still wastes away in Angola.
  12. Mozilla

    Mozilla Guest

    That's a pay site, Corky. What's the best stuff on free sites?
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