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Gil Scott-Heron
Birth: Apr. 1, 1949
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: May 27, 2011
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Singer. A spoken word artist, he was best known for his work in the 1970s and 1980s, after forming the Black and Blues Band in collaboration with pianist Brian Jackson. He was a social activist who spoke out against injustice and attributed his music, anger and activism toward social causes. He gained notoriety for his poetic composition "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised." Other Recordings include "Midnight Band", "The First Minutes of a New Day", "It's Your World", "Me And The Devil", "The Bottle" and many others. He often encouraged modern day rappers to study music and take on relevant issues that brought enlightenment to their communities. His last album entitled "I'm New Here," was released in 2010 after a 16 year hiatus between recordings. (bio by: Babe) 
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Originally Created by: Babe
Record added: May 28, 2011
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Gil Scott-Heron
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- Cindy
 Added: May. 27, 2016
R.I.P Gil
- love always
 Added: May. 26, 2016

- Sharon Kimba
 Added: May. 11, 2016
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