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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 posthumous album.Plans for the release of Nothing New were announced on Tuesday (01Apr14), on what...

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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 the administrator of the jazz great's estate amid allegations they are not actually related.Raquiyah Kelly-Heron...

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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 artists in history. Izzo has consistently raised the bar for himself in terms of popularity...

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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 Monday evening (January 6, 2012). Wyclef Jean graced the stage in 2001, with Stevie Wonder,...

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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 Day in January (12). The jazz great spearheaded a campaign to have the civil rights...

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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 attacking those responsible, the superstar rapper has told fans to enjoy the record, but pay...

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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 official release. Two Blaze-produced tracks surfaced on the internet this weekend, 'Lord Knows', featuring Rick...

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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 Harem's Riverside Church to give a rendition of 'Lost in the World', which includes a...

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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 Harlem, New York on Thursday (02Jun11).The rapper performed an emotional rendition of his Lost in...

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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. Gil Scott-heron, often dubbed as the 'Godfather of Hip-Hop', died in a New York hospital,...

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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 death is not clear, it is known that Gil Scott-heron died in a New York...

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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 away in New York on Friday afternoon (27May11) after falling sick following a trip to...

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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 Will Not be Televised' -€“ passed away at a hospital in New York yesterday (27.05.11)...

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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 away in New York on Friday afternoon (27May11) after falling sick following a trip to...

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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 in Israel, branding them "real wimps" for allowing politics to get in the way of...

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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. Back in August 2010, the rapper promised that he would upload a new song every...

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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 from drug possession charges in 2001. The REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED hitmaker, who is...

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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. Scott-Heron, 54 - considered by many to be the forefather of rap - was...

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