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Jumat, 27 Mei 2011

Gil-Scott Heron Passes Away At Age 62 R.I.P.

Hip Hop pioneer, poet, musician, and author Gil-Scott Heron passed away today at age 62. While the cause of his death is unknown, Jamie Byng who was Gil’s UK publisher confirmed the news via Twitter a few hours ago.

“Just heard the very sad news that my dear friend and one of the most inspiring people I’ve ever met, the great Gil Scott-Heron, died today. Gil Scott-Heron’s death is NOT a rumour. I just called by Dorothy who is staying with Aunt Mimi in NY to tell me the news. I’m so sad.”
The Godfather of Rap who many referred to him as is known for his influence in spoken word, rhythm and blues, hip-hop culture and rap music where artists such as Talib Kweli, Common, Mos Def, Kanye West, Nas, Q-Tip and Dr. Dre have all collaborated or sampled his music.
R.I.P. to Gil-Scott Heron
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