Gil Scott-Heron

Gil experimented with pre hip-hop rapping, or indeed, spoken word in a rapping style. Early Rap? The work of the “Last Poets” and Gil Scott-Heron (Whitney on The Moon, No Knock, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised) can certainly be seen to have influenced the music and the socio-political lyrics of Public Enemy 17 years later, so yes, maybe.

He is performing at Festival Hall today, and Saturday.

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