RIP Gil Scott-Heron

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  1. Deadbone

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    RIP Gil Scott-Heron
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13582880

    I think Michael Franti sums up Gil very well ...

    Scott-Heron's talent was his ability to "make us think about the world in a different way".

    He would make listeners "laugh hysterically about the ironies of American culture, anger at the hypocrisy of our political system, all to a beat that kept us on the dance floor, with a voice and flow that kept you waiting with anticipation for the next phrase".
     
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    RIP Gil Scott-Heron
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    RIP Gil Scott-Heron
    rip to a seminal artist for sure.
    right up to last year's "i'm new here" and the excellent re-work by jamie xx
    the revolution lives on..
     

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