"You will not be able to stay home, brother..."
May 27, 2011 7:04 PM Subscribe
Gil Scott-Heron (1949-2011).
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It is not easy to come up with a one-word descriptor for Gil Scott-Heron. Musician
. But also proto-rapper
. And troubled soul
Scott-Heron calls himself a bluesologist. He is sixty-one, tall and scrawny. Writer visits Scott-Heron at his apartment where he was watching a tape of the Rumble in the Jungle fight between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman. “I like to see unbelievable odds because that’s what I’ve been facing all these years. When I feel like giving up, I like to watch this,” Scott-Heron said.
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