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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!


SelfScience said...

Can't wait to see this. Gil Scott makes me wanna start a revolution

Stax Logic said...

Thanks again for sharing this classic footage, inspiring stuff!

tvrdoglavi said...

Hi, I can't seem to find the download link. I am dying to see the movie. I tried searching elsewhere but all I could find is some documentary about Venezuela's coup of Hugo Chavez...

Anonymous said...

Hi there and many thanks for the great posts!

I have dl this 3 times ,when i unrar the files the movie is plays only 5 secs,tried fixing it and it doesn't work.the file size is correct though.
Any tips would be great,thanks :)

Mr. Wone said...

I'm checking right now. Hold tight.

Mr. Wone said...

The file is fresh. VLC Media Player ( and Windows Media Player played well.

Try another media player my Anonymous Brother or Sister.

Anonymous said...

The Anonymous Sister would like to thank you Mr. Wone! :)
Worked fine with VLC ,I was using QTime.
I didn't think at all to use a different player :D

All the best

Anonymous said...

sorry to bother, but I can't find the link, is it down?