Gil Scott Heron, Rest in Peace. You will not be able to stay home, brother. You will not be able to plug in, turn on and cop out. You will not be able to lose yourself on skag and skip, Skip out for beer during commercials, Because the revolution will not be televised.
Gil Scott-Heron, Voice of Black Culture, Dies at 62
Though often called the “godfather of rap,” Mr. Scott-Heron preferred to call himself a “bluesologist,” drawing on blues, jazz and Harlem Renaissance poetics.