Marcus Baram is the author of Gil Scott-Heron: Pieces Of A Man which involves over 150 interviews and years of reporting. He talks to the…


Via Soulbounce We’ve lost a great deal of musical legends in the past few years. One that particularly hit me hard was our departed brother Gil Scott-Heron. The fiery, political voice of his generation — and many others — Gil’s music informed political protest and shaped the young spirit of hip hop in its early days. […]

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After Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s assassination in 1968 many concerned parties began to campaign for a holiday celebrating his life and work on behalf of Civil Rights. Where Did Dr. King’s Dream Begin? After a bill was introduced to Congress to make King’s birthday, January 15th, a national holiday, private citizens took up the […]

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Former G.O.O.D Music MC Consequence borrows Kanye West’s “My Way Home” instrumental from 2005′s Late Registration and appears to be sending a subliminal message to his old label exec. The song samples the late Gil Scott-Heron’s “Home Is Where The Hatred Is.”  (spotted @Nahright) Cons aired his grievances with Kanye West and his cousin Q-Tip […]

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Another of the modern day greats, poet and musician Gil Scott-Heron, has passed on. He died Friday afternoon in New York according to his book publisher. He was 62.  As an influential poet and musician, Scott-Heron is often credited with being one of the founding fathers  of hip-hop, and is best known for the spoken-word […]