Hyped On Gil Scott-Heron

I am a huge fan of Jazz music, and one of my favorite artists of all time is Gil Scott-Heron, the godfather of rap. A poet, musician and author. He’s known primarily for his late 1970s and early 1980s work and his collaborations with musician Brian Jackson. He’s often associated with black militant activism and has received much critical acclaim for one of his most well-known compositions “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” and for having Martin Luther Kings birthday made into a national holiday. If you haven’t noticed, I have used a lot of his music in my videos such as the Day in the Life of Anwar Tripp Part 1 and Part 2, Day in the Life of Joe Brown, and the Chronicles of Joe Brown. He has been around for so long, and his lyrics were mainly about social and political issues of the times that influenced a generation of hip-hop artists. He has released his first album in 16 years called “I’m New Here” and is touring to promote the album and his past works. I have missed out on his performance last November of ’09, but I will be attending his concert on Thursday, October 7th at BB King in New York City and it’s going to be so sick. I spend a lot of time walking around the streets of New York listening to his music and it’s going to be amazing to see him in person.

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