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Gill Scott Heron "Godfather of Rap" Music passes on

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posted on May, 28 2011 @ 02:00 PM

Before the capitalists and sharks of the music industry usurped artists putting poetry to music, there was the great Gill Scott Heron, perhaps the first artist to do it, with his powerful poetic, beautiful, and artistic work. His rap was about real world problems and issues of poor people.

This brother from the REAL hood never rapped about gangsters and hoes, but about justice and freedom for all in America. Yet his insightful poetry attached to music was many feel the beginning of Rap music.

His work never degraded people, like the modern gangster rap, but uplifted and educated people as well as entertained.

May he rest in peace!

edit on 28-5-2011 by inforeal because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 28 2011 @ 02:05 PM
loved the man...

posted on May, 28 2011 @ 02:29 PM
Before artists were exploited? Common man that's weak.

Gil Scott Heron was a great artist and musician. I MADE my kids listen to his lryics just to piss off my wife when they were young. It worked.

I don't know about the Father Of Rap..

He was an inspiration to me and my spite of my wifes wishes.

Look at his players on his albums... Hubert and Ronnie Laws, Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette.... and so it goes......

I wish I could have met him.

posted on May, 28 2011 @ 02:47 PM
extremely sad at this passing...another brave soldier moves on....I am surprized that he lived as long as he did...but his music will go on and on and on and on and on.....

RIP Mr. Heron

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