RIP Gil Scott-Heron

Fab 5 Freddy posted this to Twitter. Filmed in NYC in the early 70s:

Gil Scott-Heron, 1949-2011, died just a year after releasing the stunning record I’m New Here, his first album in 16 years. Here’s an riveting profile by Alec Wilkinson published by The New Yorker last fall. From I’m New Here, the track “New York Is Killing Me”:

Bryan Wagner posted this one to Twitter:

And of course, the piece for which he has been best known for forty years:

Rest in peace, revolutionary.

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