RIP Gil Scott-Heron
Within Hip Hop, Gil Scott-Heron is remembered for his influences on the art of rapping. Gil's 1971 song "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" has been influential on the culture, as well as interpolated by the likes of Common in his single, "The 6th Sense." Additionally, Heron's work has been sampled by Kanye West, who included the fellow Chicago, Illinois native on last year's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album on "Who Will Survive In America." West's productions were also used as soundbeds on Heron's 2010 album, I'm New Here.