Saturday, May 28, 2011

US musician and poet Gil Scott-Heron dies at 62

US musician and poet Gil Scott-Heron, often called the Godfather of Rap, has died in a New York hospital aged 62. The cause of his death is not clear, but he is believed to have become ill after returning from a visit to Europe. Scott-Heron's material spanned soul, jazz, blues and the spoken word. His 1970s work heavily influenced the US hip-hop and rap scenes
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