ADVERTISEMENT

Gil Scott-Heron passes away at 62

May 27, 2011

Revered poet and proto-hip-hopper Gil Scott-Heron has passed away today, at the age of 62. Scott-Heron is of course the man who gave us “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” his most famous and oft-quoted and oft-parodied poem. His contributions to black culture and hip-hop are innumerable, but he always stayed relevant; he was sampled not long ago by Kanye West on “Who Will Survive in America,” the end track of his last CD. After a 16-year hiatus due to personal and legal matters, including bouts with drug addiction, Scott-Heron released his 13th album last year, I’m New Here.

Read more: NPR

posted: May 27th, 2011, 8:57pm



The Dash

Hip-hop Wisdom: Yasiin Bey

Yasiin Bey, known for most of his career as Mos Def, has helped shape the dialogue and definition of hip-hop, both musically and politically for nearly… Read

The Dash

Project Groundation in association with Hip-Hop.com present Gil Scott-Heron tribute mix

Our friends at Project Groundation, in association with Ankh Marketing and Hip-Hop.com, has released a free downloadable mixtape, “Revolutionary Suicide,”… Read

Videos

Hip-Hop History: Erykah Badu feat. Common - Love of my Life (An Ode to Hip-Hop)

​Ms. Badu may be labeled as soul/R&B, but in this classic tribute she’s the embodiment of HIP-HOP. Take notes. Watch

Videos

Logic - Under Pressure

See the world through the eyes of an armed diamond thief set to Logic’s latest from album Under Pressure. Watch

Videos

Los Rakas - We Dem Rakas (Hola)

Los Rakas and a crew of fly scraper bikes cruising around their Oakland neighborhood. Remix of Wiz Khalifa’s “We Dem Boyz” Watch

The Dash

Hip-hop Wisdom: Yasiin Bey

Yasiin Bey, known for most of his career as Mos Def, has helped shape the dialogue and definition of hip-hop, both musically and politically for nearly… Read