May 28, 2011

No matter how far gone we gone

Gil Scott-Heron, spoken-word poet who inspired generations of rap artists, who wrote famous "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" and "We Almost Lost Detroit," died Friday afternoon in New York, at the age of 62.

May he rest in peace.

UPDATE: From a 2008 piece on Scott-Heron's attempt at comeback: "I ain’t saying I didn’t invent rapping,” says Gil Scott-Heron. “I just cannot recall the circumstances.”