the revolution will not be televised

‘I like to see unbelievable odds, because that’s what I’ve been facing all these years’

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<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/29/arts/music/gil-scott-heron-voice-of-black-culture-dies-at-62.html">Gil Scott-Heron died yesterday in Harlem</a>.

SMOKE BREAK

Obits: Gil Scott-Heron Dies At Age 62

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/02/first-listen-gil-scott-heron-jamie-xxs-we%e2%80%99re-new-here"> <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/gil-scott-heron">Gil Scott-Heron</a>, one of the forefathers of spoken word, died Friday afternoon in New York at age 62.

We're New Here

First Listen: Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx’s We’re New Here

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<a href="http://www.spin.com/articles/hear-it-gil-scott-heron-and-jamie-xxs-remix-album"> The much lauded and highly anticipated release from poet Gil Scott-Heron and remix phenom Jamie xx, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/were-new-here">We're New Here</a>, is now available for everyone's listening pleasure courtesy of <a href="http://www.spin.com/articles/hear-it-gil-scott-heron-and-jamie-xxs-remix-album">SPIN</a>.

We're New Here

Gil Scott-Heron And Jamie XX – “I’ll Take Care Of U”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/01/jamie-xx%e2%80%93in-the-mix-for-bbc-radio-1"> Give London lad <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/jamie-xx">Jamie xx</a> a hand.

We're New Here

Gil Scott-Heron And Jamie XX – “NY Is Killing Me”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=156392"> The best way to interlope <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/gil-scott-heron">Gil Scott-Heron</a> and The xx's <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/jamie-xx">Jamie xx's</a> careers would be through a Ven Diagram.

The 1200 Squad

Gil Scott-Heron Feat. Nas – “New York Is Killing Me”

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<a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2010/feb/02/gil-scott-heron-new-here"> Photo: Gabriele Stabile VA$HTIE <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/02/whats-on-my-ipod-vashtie">alluded to</a> how a certain "NY anthem" was good, but it didn't rightly reflect all of what NY's current reality is and she was right.

MUSIC VIDEOS

Gil Scott-Heron – “Me And The Devil” Video

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Talk about giving your great-uncle a reason to check out the blogs.

Pieces Of A Man

Your Daily Funk – “Or Down You Fall”

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When you hear people speak of Gil Scott-Heron's Pieces Of A Man, they often relish over the more politically charged "The Revolution.

Terry Cole

“Everyone Knows…”

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Ride Out and Terry Cole lend their take on Gil Scott Heron’s classic about <a href="http://www.67riots.rutgers.edu/d_index.htm">the Detroit Riots</a>.


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