Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The revolution of Gil Scott-Heron

"The Revolution will not be televised.
The revolution will be no re-run brothers;

The revolution will be live.
the revolution will be live"

with those words Gil Scot-Heron entered the American Lexicon.
There is not much to say about the man that has not been said
before so I would like to just keep it simple in remembering Gil
Scot-Heron. As a Poet His words spoke true to what he knew and
the pain that millions of Americans were dealing with. poverty
and the hard life of New york city and others like it. as a musician
his regard for a groove was perfect. as a revolutionary there will
never be another quite the same. and as a symbol and cultural
figure, he has changed the face of music forever, from R and B, jazz,
and blues, even rock and roll all the way to Hip Hop you will find
his influence. Gil Scot- heron. names such as

"the godfather of rap" and "the black
Bob Dylan"
were thrown on him
but he was more than any thing himself,
a wondering poet of pain and truth.