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Monday, January 11, 2010

Originals: Gil Scott-Heron (2003)

  • Gil Scott-Heron
  • Brian Jackson
  • Richie Havens
  • Chuck D
  • Sarah Jones
  • Clive Davis

The African aesthetic of indigenous rhythm, the authenticity in the oral tradition of storytelling and the urgency of converting information and its invaluable power into a universal dialectic is why I (Mr. Wone) write poetry. Inspiration is infinite because experiences transpire with each breath.

Gil Scott Heron IS the embodiment of spoken word.

Hearing Richie Havens, Chuck D, Obiodun Oyewole of The Last Poets, the incomparable Brian Jackson and the omnipotent Clive Davis speak on the majesty of this man behind the backdrop of some serious vintage footage is a gift to any writer, musician or lover of the art form as the art is captured in rare form. Gil is a constellation and his shine is prominent throughout hip-hop and the artists that draw from his expressive command of language and prose.

Gil, one of the most influential musicians and poets of the last 50 years, tells his own story.

Review of our Gil Scott-Heron Legends series

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised......... still, brothers and sisters, it will be LIVE!