gil-scott-heron-the-revolution-wi-357087.jpgGil Scott-Heron (born April 1, 1949) is an American poet and musician known primarily for his late 1960s and early 1970s work as a spoken word performer. He is associated with African American militant activism, and is best known for his poem and song “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”; and for writing “Home is Where The Hatred Is” an eerie account of drug use that was a hit by the grammy-award winning R&B singer Esther Phillips in 1972, the song also featured in the videogame Grand Theft Auto IV. Scott-Heron’s father, Giles “Gil” Heron (nicknamed “The Black Arrow”) was a Jamaican football player who, in the 1950s, was the first ever black player to play for Glasgow’s Celtic Football Club. (Continue Reading…)

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