who is gil scott

 

i've only been familiar with gil scott-heron by way of other hip hop artists like common, and mos def referencing and sampling him. his "the revolution will not be televised" has of course by now become iconic. but i recently came across his latest track after reading an article about him over at salon.com. he's had a very interesting life in and out of prison. as i was looking through his older albums, i found that the covers had a very 60s-70s aesthetic and just exude a sense of cool that his voice itself also embodies.