Obits: Gil Scott-Heron (1949 – 2011) Brandon Caldwell May 27, 2011 News 2 Comments Gil-Scott Heron, the fiery singer-songwriter & influential poet died today at the age of 62. A noted poet, GSH impacted many different landscapes from poetry to hip-hop as his most famous song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” grew into the cultural lexicon after his 1970 album Small Talk & 125th and Lennox. While that particular poem may be known to the older crowd, GSH broke back into public knowledge with his recent works, his final album I’m New Here as well as the reimagination of said album with Jamie xx of the The XXs entitled We’re New Here. Below are some of Heron’s most noted works, including his lauded poem. Also included are notable samples such as “We Almost Lost Detroit” and his rendition of Marvin Gaye‘s “Inner City Blues”. “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” “We Almost Lost Detroit” “Inner City Blues” Share this:TweetShare on Tumblr 2 Responses Sean May 31, 2011 Being a hip hop blog the omission of mention of the “Last Poets” being his origin is…… Cudos for the post though. The Revolution will not be televised is on Kanye’s last joint. Kanye was aware though. Reply muaythaiBoxethai January 31, 2016 You need to be a part of a contest for one of the greatest websites on the internet. I am going to highly recommend this web site! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.