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Hip Hop at 50: Holla If Ya Hear Me: Gil Scott-Heron

Gil Scott-Heron

A teller of uncomfortable truths

"Scott-Heron's fusion of jazz, blues, soul, and funk challenged the status quo with biting satire, unapologetic social commentary, and confrontational poetry." More at

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