The Godfather of Rap Gil Scott Heron passed away yesterday. The legendary poet, soul singer, and philosopher will be greatly missed. With hits like "Home is where the Hatred is", "New York is Killing me", and "It's your world", Gil will not only be missed but more importantly remembered for his ground breaking music. His message of Revolutionizing our minds into thinking outside the world's gates made those who listened to him understand what it means to rise above obstacles and overcome our troubles. Though I am young, I do understand the impact of this great human being, and I just hope that people remember that the Revolution will not be televised.
Instead you have to live it.
April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011