Gil Scott-Heron

After Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s assassination in 1968 many concerned parties began to campaign for a holiday celebrating his life and work on behalf of Civil Rights. Where Did Dr. King’s Dream Begin? After a bill was introduced to Congress to make King’s birthday, January 15th, a national holiday, private citizens took up the […]

NEW YORK-Producer and rapper, Kanye West paid tribute to the man many call the Godfather Of Hip Hop, Gil Scott Heron at a memorial at Riverside Church in Harlem. He performed “Lost in the World,” which sampled Gil Scott Heron’s song “Comment #1.” AllHipHop reports: Others in attendance included members of The Last Poets, Malcolm […]

Former G.O.O.D Music MC Consequence borrows Kanye West’s “My Way Home” instrumental from 2005′s Late Registration and appears to be sending a subliminal message to his old label exec. The song samples the late Gil Scott-Heron’s “Home Is Where The Hatred Is.”  (spotted @Nahright) Cons aired his grievances with Kanye West and his cousin Q-Tip […]

According to his U.K. publisher Jamie Byng (via The Daily Swarm), Gil Scott-Heron, the celebrated poet, musician, and author, died today. He was 62 years old. Scott-Heron’s cause of death remains unknown. The influential poet and musician is often credited with being one of the progenitors of hip-hop, and is best known for the spoken-word […]