Gil Scott-Heron - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
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Tribute to Gil Scott-Heron
Gil Scott-Heron, the poet and recording artist whose syncopated spoken
style and mordant critiques of politics, racism and mass media in pieces
like “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”
made him a notable voice of black protest culture in the 1970s and an
important early influence on hip-hop, died on Friday May 27th 2011 at a hospital in
Manhattan. He was 62 and had been a longtime resident of Harlem.
Other songs by Gil Scott-Heron
The Bottle - Listen Now
See that black boy over there, runnin' scared
his ol' man's in a bottle.
He done quit his 9 to 5 to drink full time
so now he's livin' in the bottle.
See that Black boy over there, runnin' scared
his ol' man got a problem
Pawned off damn near everything, his ol'
woman's weddin' ring for a bottle.
And don't you think it's a crime
when time after time, people in the bottle.
Home is where the hatred is - Listen Now
home is where i live inside my white powder dreams
home was once an empty vacuum that's filled now with my silent screams
home is where the needle marks
try to heal my broken heart
and it might not be such a bad idea if i never, if i never went home again