Latest Gil Scott-heron News



Posthumous Gil Scott-heron Album To Be Released On Record Store Day

2nd April 2014

Poet and jazz legend Gil Scott-Heron is set to return to the charts from beyond the grave with his first...

Gil Scott-heron's Daughter Wants Half-brother Cut From Estate

12th August 2013

One of Gil Scott-Heron's daughters has filed legal papers in a New York court to have her half-brother removed as...

Jay Z Leaves His Mark On New York's Carnegie Hall

7th February 2012

Jay Z playing to less than 3,000 people wouldn't have been a bother to one of the most successful rap...

Jay Z Brings Hip-hop To Historic Carnegie Hall

7th February 2012

Jay Z became only the second hip-hop star in history to perform a concert at New York's Carnegie Hall on...

Fascinating Fact 12562

18th December 2011

An autobiography Gil Scott-heron completed shortly before his death in May (11) is to be released on Martin Luther King...

Drake 'Take Care' Album Leaks, Rapper Says 'Listen, Enjoy'

7th November 2011

Drake's hugely anticipated album 'Take Care' has leaked online a week ahead of its official release date. However, instead of...

Drake 'Take Care' Album Leaks, Rapper Says "Enjoy It"

7th November 2011

Drake has responded to the premature leak of songs from his hugely anticipated album 'Take Care', nine days before its...

Kanye West Performs At Gil Scott-heron's Funeral

3rd June 2011

Kanye West performed in tribute to Gil Scott-Heron at his funeral yesterday (02.06.11).The rapper appeared at the memorial service at...

Kanye West Pays Musical Tribute To Gil Scott-heron At Memorial Service

3rd June 2011

Kanye West was among the mourners paying tribute to poet and jazz legend Gil Scott-heron at a memorial service in...

Artists Pay Tribute To Gil Scott-heron

29th May 2011

Following Gil Scott-heron's death on Friday (27 May 2011), a series of artists have paid tribute to the late singer-songwriter....

World Mourns Death Of 'Godfather Of Hip-hop' Gil Scott-heron

28th May 2011

Gil Scott-heron, often dubbed as the 'Godfather of Hip-Hop', died yesterday (27 May 2011) aged 62. Whilst the cause of...

Soul Icon Gil Scott-heron Dead At 62

28th May 2011

Legendary jazz and soul musician Gil Scott-heron has died at the age of 62.The iconic artist, poet and activist passed...

Gil Scott-heron Has Died

28th May 2011

Gil Scott-Heron has died. The poet and singer -€“ most widely known for his poem set to music 'The Revolution...

Soul Icon Gil Scott-heron Dead At 62

28th May 2011

Legendary jazz and soul musician Gil Scott-heron has died at the age of 62.The iconic artist, poet and activist passed...

Deep Purple Attack Israel Boycott 'Wimps'

13th May 2011

Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice has taken aim at Elvis Costello, Gil Scott-heron and other acts who have boycotted shows...

Kanye West Furious After New Song Leaks On Twitter

1st October 2010

KANYE WEST has been left furious after a track from his unreleased album was leaked on Twitter, reports BBC News....

Scott-heron To Serve Time For Breaking Rehab Deal

8th July 2006

Music icon GIL SCOTT-HERON has been sentenced to two-to-four years behind bars for violating conditions of a plea bargain stemming...

Gil Scott-heron Arrested

17th November 2003

Singer GIL SCOTT-HERON is in remand in prison in New York, after being arrested last month (OCT03) on drugs charges....