The late influential soul and jazz poet and musician Gil Scott-Heron tells his own story ‒ from being one of the first black children to integrate an all-white state school in Tennessee to becoming the Godfather of Rap.
Produced in October 2003, the film features Heron performing live and reciting poetry on the streets of Harlem (which inspired much of his work), as well as contributions from Chuck D, Mos Def, Richie Havens, and The Last Poets, amongst others
A more in depth look Gilbert “Gil” Scott-Heron (April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011) sees him as an American soul and jazz poet, musician, and author, known primarily for his work as a spoken word performer in the 1970s and ’80s. His collaborative efforts with musician Brian Jackson featured a musical fusion of jazz, blues, and soul, as well as lyrical content concerning social and political issues of the time…
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