Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Bookmarks - Internet stuff: Gil Scott-Heron

A warm memorialisation of Gil Scott-Heron from The Economist:

Mr Scott-Heron was often described as the godfather of rap—a moniker he apparently bristled at. Yet it is impossible to listen to him recite "The Revolution will not be Televised" and not hear the way he anticipated Public Enemy, KRS-One and other rappers, who sought empowerment in the angry poetry of disenfranchised black America, and set it to a potent beat.