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claaa7 05-28-2011 04:52 AM

R.I.P. Gil Scott Heron
http://www.2dopeboyz.com/wp-content/...3.54.24-PM.pngvery sad to hear, a real legend and one of the most influential cats to hip-hop from the "older generation". he passed away yesterday after being sick since returing from a European tour.

Krimewave 05-28-2011 09:30 AM

A true legend..RIP

You'll struggle to find a better live performance than this:-

ALCATRAZ 05-28-2011 11:30 AM

damn, he just released an album not too long ago

rip gil scott heron

Samurai_Turkey 05-28-2011 11:55 AM

R.i.p. Gsh

THE MASON 05-28-2011 12:48 PM

just saw this on the news


RIP to the Godfather

Fatal Guillotine 05-28-2011 05:41 PM

rest in peace

SHEEPISH LORD OF CHAOS 05-28-2011 06:50 PM

rip gil scott heron man its crazy i studied him in my american poetry class a few years back and i always loved his work his newest album was dope too it had nas and mos def on like two tracks

Sideshow Bob 05-28-2011 08:00 PM

If anyone wants this remix album PM me:


Gil Scott-Heron / Jamie xx – We’re New Here

  1. I`m New Here
  2. Home
  3. I`ve Been Me (Interlude)
  4. Running
  5. My Cloud
  6. Certain Things (Interlude)
  7. Crutch, The
  8. Ur Soul and Mine
  9. Parents (Interlude)
  10. Piano Player
  11. NY Is Killing Me
  12. Jazz (Interlude)
  13. I`ll Take Care of U

Fatal Guillotine 05-28-2011 08:58 PM

WooHa 05-29-2011 10:26 AM


Visionz 05-29-2011 08:52 PM

Rip to one of the grandfathers of hip hop. A true legend.

Sideshow Bob 05-30-2011 03:36 AM

^ I was surprised to hear, he didn't care for that contribution or acknowledgment.

Taskmaster2112 05-30-2011 08:59 AM


Originally Posted by Robbie Sinclair (Post 2103578)
^ I was surprised to hear, he didn't care for that contribution or acknowledgment.

Well his lyrical and artistic focus were so socially conscious that he didn't want to be associated with some of the more hedonistic and chauvinistic artists and songs in the genre or stuff that glorified violence. He actually directly addressed rappers to take more responsibility for the influence they have on people on the opening track of his 1994 album.

That's not to say that he disliked all hip-hop though. He made it clear in several interviews that he was a fan of a lot of hip hop, and that his kids really liked hip hop to he was pretty immersed in the music for a while (I know he liked Nas, Mos Def, and Talib Kweli in particular and I bet he was a fan of the Native Tongues cats and Public Enemy and KRS-One and stuff).

Edgar Erebus 05-30-2011 04:09 PM

djskillz 05-31-2011 03:43 PM

rest in peace. i was just playing pieces of a man in his memory. great man with a sad story.

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