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Soul Legend Gil Scott-Heron Died At 62

28 May 2011 No Comment

Gil Scott-Heron,62, Soul legend and “Godfather of Rap” died Friday afternoon at St. Luke’s Hospital in New York City. Scott-Heron was HIV positive and struggled with drug addiction throughout out his life and reportedly became sick after returning from a trip to Europe. The cause of his death is still unconfirmed.

Scott-Heron was most well-known for his ’70s song The Revolution Will Not Be Televised. He wrote this song when he was only 18 then he released The Revolution Will Not Be Televised when he was 21.

The Soul Legend began performing again after his release in 2007, in the 2000s he struggled publicly with substance abuse and spent the first a part of the decade in and out of jail on drug possession charges.

Gil Scott Heron Soul Legend Gil Scott Heron Died At 62

The Godfather of Rap work paved the manner for contemporary hip-hop with several other rappers such as Eminem and Public Enemy front man Chuck D.

Actually he didn’t like the title “Godfather of Rap”. His last album, I’m New Here, was released in 2010. Totally, he released numerous live albums, 15 studio albums, and 6 books.

 

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