Saturday, May 28, 2011

Die Gil Scott-Heron, author of 'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised', x critical of American society

Gil Scott-Heron, poet, musician and ideologue, has died Friday, May 27 at St. Luke's Hospital in New York after a complicated illness, according to her friend, Doris C. Nolan, had contracted on a trip to Europe. He was 62 and leaves behind an intense career. Gil Scott-Heron, a star of the spoken word, was a big hit: 'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised', a bitter critic of the American middle class and consumer society.

Born in Chicago and is considered as one source of hip-hop and neo soul, and critics considered one of the most important black music of the 70's. Scott-Heron, Bob Dylan called the black for the depth of his texts, debuted in 1970 with Small Talk at 125th And Lenox, his most acclaimed. He returned last year to the circuit I'm New Here, an album produced by Richard Russell and edited by the exclusive XL selo, after many years in the shadows because of their conflict with the law and its abuse.

We still have to remind subjects as The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, 'Angel Dust', 'The Bottle' where he talks about his problems with drinking or "H20 Gate Blues' and his novels: The Vulture and The Nigger Factory. Rest in peace.

No comments:

Post a Comment