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Friday, May 27, 2011
Gil Scott Heron
Poet and musician Gil Scott-Heron in the age of 62 who died on Friday in New York, NPR reported, citing his publisher. Best known for his spoken word piece "The Revolution will not be televised, " but he also has a rudimentary "We almost lost Detroit." He is considered a precursor to hip-hop and inspired a generation of rappers with his no nonsense street poetry. the rapper Kanye West sampled Scott-Heron's voice.
Scott-Heron's first record was in 1970 the Small Talk 125th and Lenox, "and he continued releasing albums until 1982. Not back to the studio until 1994, the "spirits". For the record, "Scott-Heron warns of hip-hop generation has arisen in the absence of responsibility for its renewed power to use, " said NPR.
The cause of death was not immediately reported. Scott-Heron struggled with substance abuse, and was imprisoned in 2000 for cocaine possession. His 2010 album, "I'm new here," was the praise of critics.