Poet, visionary Gil Scott Heron dies

We lost a powerful voice for social justice when Gil Scott Heron died Friday at 62. I really have no words, so let’s let some of his most famous speak for themselves:

(Video is closed captioned.)

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  1. Posted June 1, 2011 at 11:14 pm | Permalink

    I learned of this Friday night, after we returned from the protest against the rapist cops, and the combination of the two things devastated us. Liars walking free while we’ve lost one who spoke so truthfully and eloquently about the state of our society.

  2. Posted June 6, 2011 at 1:18 am | Permalink

    It was very weird, I first found out about his death just a few days ago. And right when I found out about it on the internet, at the exact same time I was listening to one of his songs. “New York is killing me” is the song I was listening to. From his newest and (now sadly) his last album, ‘I’m New Here’. Great song, and great final album. So sad of his passing.

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