R.I.P. Gil Scott-Heron
A playlist tribute to the recent passing of the Godfather of Rap.
“Home Is Where the Hatred Is”
Dealing with addiction and domestic violence, one of Heron’s most arresting songs.
“The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”
His most well-known song and one of the greatest political songs.
“Pieces of a Man”
Deeply moving and soulful standout track narrating his father’s breakdown.
A song celebrating a tradition of black music, which Heron himself significantly contributed to.
“Me and the Devil”
A distinct change in sound, from first new material recorded in 16 years.