June 5 2011
On Friday, May 28, the man known as the godfather of rap, Gil Scott-Heron passed away at the age of 62. On this episode of Rhythm Lab Radio we paid tribute to a legend of spoken word. We featured Gil Scott-Heron's music and words, music that inspired him, and songs from artists who were influenced by his work. Plus we invited two Milwaukee spoken word artists, Ms. Cream and Nigel Wade, to recite some poetry in honor of Gil Scott-Heron.
Langston Hughes - "I Too"
Gil Scott-Heron - "Revolution Will Not Be Televised (Ecstra Kool Remix)"
Gil Scott-Heron - "I'll Take Care Of You"
Gil Scott-Heron - "Message To Messengers" - Spirits
Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson - "The Bottle"
Blackalicious - "First In Flight" feat. Gil Scott Heron
Ms Cream - "Tribute To Gil Scott-Heron"
Gil Scott-Heron - "On Coming From A Broken Home Part 1" - I'm New Here
Gil Scott-Heron - "The Get Out Of The Ghetto Blues" - Free Will
Atmosphere - "Carry Me Home"
Duke Ellington & John Coltrane - "In A Sentimental Mood"
Nikki Giovanni - "Their Fathers"
Gil Scott-Heron - "We Almost Lost Detroit"
Nigel Wade - "Dilla Piece"
Gil Scott-Heron - "New York is Killing Me (Remix)" feat. Nas
Gil Scott-Heron - "On Coming From A Broken Home Part 2"
Kanye West - "Lost In The World" feat. Gil Scott-Heron & Justin Vernon
Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx - "Running"
Pieces of A Man Documentary
Gil Scott-Heron - "Winter In America"
Gil Scott-Heron - "Storm Music"
Gil Scott-Heron - "Lady Day and John Coltrane"
Gil Scott-Heron - "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised"
Common - "The 6th Sense" feat. Bilal