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Before There Was Rap Music, There Was Gil Scott-Heron: Dead At 62

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Gil Scott Heron the true Foundin Father of “Rap.”  He was a songwriter, vocalist, novelist and poet, who was best-known for a song he recorded in 1970, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.” As a young child  my teacher introduced me to the music of Gil Scott-Heron, not truly understanding fully what words were being said,but I knew that the message was speaking to me.Read more about the poet, musician and FGather of Rap at THEROOTS.com

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