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)
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