VIDEO: Celebrate the Life of Gil Scott-Heron With a BBC Doc

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  • Having only recently discovered the power and the glory of Gil Scott-Heron‘s truly poetic music and spoken word pieces, we’re sad to report that the “godfather of rap” passed away in a New York hospital on Friday. Details are still slim, but a striking, brutally honest New Yorker feature on Scott-Heron’s entire career–including his ongoing struggle with drug addiction and HIV–can be found here. Thanks to a tip from Now This Sound, we’ve also uncovered a decent BBC documentary on the artist’s life, including thoughts from Mos Def, Chuck D and more…