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Gil Scott-Heron: The Vulture

Leyla Sanai, Rock's Backpages, 26 January 2010

FATHER OF hip–hop, granddaddy of rap, articulate polemicist and early pioneer of the fusion of black politics with poetry and music, Gil Scott–Heron has been a major influence on black – and white – artists since the late 1960s. In February 2010, Canongate is re–publishing some of his seminal written works, notably The Vulture and The Nigger Factory.

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