How Gil Scott-Heron made way for a generation of rap revolutionaries

How Gil Scott-Heron made way for a generation of rap revolutionaries

Even if you’re not familiar with Gil Scott-Heron, it’s likely you’ve unknowingly encountered his work in some form. The late artist’s poeticisms have taken on a life beyond their architect, from his extensive sampling in hip hop music, to cover versions like soul singer Leon Bridges’ recent resurrection of “Whitey On The Moon” for Damien Chazelle’s 2018 film First Man. This is no clearer than in the piece of socio-political sloganeering that the late poet, musician, and novelist is best known for. [READ on DAZEDDIGITAL.COM]