R.I.P. Gil Scott-Heron; Hip-Hop Reacts

Damn, reports say a legendary forefather to hip-hop has passed away. He was 62. We will pay homage next week in the Breaks section. Hip-Hop reacts on the tragic news after the jump. Rest In Peace, Gil.

 

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  • ruthless

    Rest peacefully LEGEND.

  • Lady Gaga

    guys it’s not gay when it’s in a 3 way.

  • JDot

    R.I.P.

  • http://poeticassasin.wordpress.com poeticassasin

    damn, never got to see him perform…. a master of the melody

  • http://[email protected] toad3527

    who is this ? girl or boy? i havetnt even heard of this person. rest in peace anyways tho, hip hop forever

  • Mark

    RIP
    all the cats who cat name 3 Gil heron Scott tracks come out in 3…2….1

  • JoeP

    RIP. Who will survive in America?

  • http://poeticassasin.wordpress.com poeticassasin

    Song for Bobby smith
    Back Home
    Rivers of my fathers

  • JDot

    Preach..

  • zezzoi

    He didn’t survive in America.

    RIP

  • Pillow

    lol I didn’t know Common grew his hair out……

  • jerzy

    Gil Scott Back… Gil Scott back

  • JC (White Guy)

    RIP Gil-Scott

  • Pat

    damn, first soulja boi’s little brother, now Gill

  • JAYE

    @ toad3527, you don’t deserve to listen to hip hop. The problem is, hip-hop is a beautiful thing and it seems like nobody wants to study it & continue the memory of those who created it.
    R.I.P. Gil

  • http://www.mail.google.com Jonathan

    Damn…. Gil-Scott was a legend, as well as phenominal, but all those drugs that he did took his life away, and his career went.in oblivion…

    Oh well, RIP Gil, you will be forever missed, and I still play “In The Bottle” every single day

  • Converse

    He do look like common with a beard lmao

    r.ip fam

  • ..

    People die everyday so what!

  • dmfslimm

    FUCK

  • http://mochips.wordpress.com/ JunnBug @YoungYela

    OMG!! he just released an album like a year ago! R.I.P. Gil Scott-Heron! (by the way, this is the guy that speaks at the end of Kanye’s “Beautiful Dark Fantasy” album.)

  • rahrahrah

    Life is short, live it well.

  • http://[email protected] toad3527

    The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

  • http://[email protected] toad3527

    i dont deserve to listen to hip hop because i havent heard of gil scott? how many people do you think that have listened to hip hop can name every rap forefather? wow, you gotta crawl before you walk

  • puerto-black

    Damn, RIP

  • Ac@pella!

    Damn fam, R.I.P I love Gil’s music. I sampled a LOT of his shit…and some of Kanye’s dopest records were sampled from his stuff.

  • BalladOfTheBlackGold

    RIP legend.

  • JAYE

    @ toad3527 You’re making an excuse. You’re basically saying, “I’m too ignorant to find out”, which is worse than what you said before.

  • JDot

    toad3527 says..

    “i dont deserve to listen to hip hop because i havent heard of gil scott?”

    Nope, but here you go…

    http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=Gil+Scott-Heron%2Byouyube

    Enjoy…

  • JDot

    er’ youtube….

  • JDot
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  • Word

    @JAYE

    shut your fat ass up bitch! Your’e actually the ignorant one, just trying to contradict who deserve to listen to hip-hop? Grow up that just mean he never heard of him dunno what your problem!

  • LA

    R.i.p. Gil

  • mac DIESEL

    YOU KEPT IT FUNKY YOUNG BLOOD!!! YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION TO MANY AND WILL BE MISS!!! RIP!!!
    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • Soulsista

    RIP Gil Scott a true Revolutionary

  • COLD BLOOD

    R.I.P. GIL SCOTT-HERON!

    YOU CAN HATE ME NOW!

  • Soul_Assasin

    “Home is where the hatred is”
    One of the most powerful and brilliant songs of all time.
    RIP, the revolution will not die!

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  • belly

    Fucking dead (no gil Scott) @ some of these comments

  • Van

    Damn…

    Rest In Peace to the legend Gil Scott.

  • Nickey Black

    He sure does look like Common. I smell an autobiographical movie in the future.

    RIP BRUTHA

  • Hip Hop Orangutang

    The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.

    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGaRtqrlGy8&w=425&h=349

  • JIMMY

    R.I.P.!

    -JIMMY IS THE ILLEST

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  • I’M>you

    *wipes a tear, and yet another influential figure dies. Never to be replaced….R.I.P. GSH. I shall be playing his works this weekend. Someone to be memorialized.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eM8DrmM80E PiKaHsSo

    Rest in Peace To I Musical Icon i always thought he kinda favored Fat Lip From The Pharcyde Hiphop lost a true Gem with this man not being here. My daddy had me listeing to him way back in the days

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  • Blue

    Smh JayE. How about instead of being a dick you throw a link of Gil Scott Heron’s greatest songs so you can educate someone else.
    RIP

  • http://www.tagged.com/pienman pienman

    R.i.p. to the man that his influenced so many of us hiphoppers indeed

  • yepandNOPE

    Waits for the ONE person alive who can do a tribute (rap) song justice, to get the ball rollin.

    Come on Lupe.

    RIP G.S.H.

  • Miss Peaches

    @toad3527….dont be so quick to embrace the ” I dont know portion of your life”…its all about learning…and being online makes learning very easy indeed.

    @Jaye…dont be so quick to judge those who dont know even if their questions seem silly…each one – teach one…that would be the best tribute to:

    GILL SCOTT-HERON: You played a very important part in the soundtrack of my lifes journey; it was lovely travelling with you. RIP

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  • dani

    RIP.

  • the One

    The real One…

    R.I.P.

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  • http://Rapradar.com Tahlid

    He was one of the first artist I got into outside of hip hop when I was 17 him & Brian Jackson seemed to work together so well his discography is great though anyone why doesn’t know of him if your into actual instruments check for him much love and respect BROTHER GIL!!!

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  • serpentor

    about to play ‘1980’ right now….may you live with us in soul forever.

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  • BLU LAMBO

    GREAT POST THANK YOU RAP RADARRRR

    AND THANK YOU GIL SCOTT-HERON, YOUR IMPACT LIVES ON FOREVER.

    A BEAUTIFUL SOUL WHO LOVED HIS PEOPLE!!!

  • Jinx

    R.I.P

    GILL SCOTT HERON IT’S YOUR WORLD FAVOURITE JOINT

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  • Bangers N Mash

    Sad news. RIP Gil Scott.

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  • Nagchampa83

    Pieces of a Man, Winter In America, We Almost Lost Detroit… Jus a few of my favorites… Gil was a great influence.. days later im still sadden

  • http://www.beatconvention.com RICH NICE

    Growing Up with Mr.Heron’s music and then being able to actually meet him in Harlem where he lived… to actually being able to develop a 1st name Rapport (no pun intended) with him. I perceive as the most unconventional internship ever… We would discuss syncopational patterns and how to manipulate them with melody… All on the street corner. And he would remember where we left off at when we randomly would cross paths again… He’s not just a Black Poet/Musician, He’s an incredible Free Thinking Mind,I’m sure most will agree a Genius in our time… A true Wordsmith!
    Rest In Power Mr.Gil Scott Heron

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