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Gil Scott-Heron

Gil Scott-Heron
Born: Apr 1, 1949 in Chicago, IL
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Died: May 27, 2011 in New York, NY
Genre: Jazz, R&B
Biography: One of the most important progenitors of rap music, Gil Scott-Heron's aggressive, no-nonsense street poetry inspired a legion of intelligent rappers while his engaging songwriting skills placed him square in the R&B charts later in his career, backed by increasingly contemporary production courtesy of ...Read full biography
Pieces Of A Man
Released: 1971
Label: RVG Bluebird/Heritage
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Gil Scott-Heron's 1971 album Pieces of a Man set a standard for vocal artistry and political awareness that few musicians will ever match. His unique proto-rap vocal style influenced a generation of hip-hop ...Read full review
Small Talk At 125Th And Lenox
Released: 1970
Label: RVG Bluebird/Heritage
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Disregard the understated title; Small Talk at 125th and Lenox was a volcanic upheaval of intellectualism and social critique, recorded live in a New York nightclub with only bongos and conga to back the ...Read full review
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