Gil Scott-Heron, Called Godfather of Rap, Dies at 62

Gil Scott-Heron, the poet, singer and author who rejected the title often given him as the "Godfather of Rap" because he said rap "is aimed at the kids," has died in New York City. He was 62. He had spent much of the last two decades battling drug addiction and in and out of prison before releasing an album last year, "I'm New Here," that brought him something of a comeback. Doris Nolan, a friend of Scott-Heron's told The Associated Press, "We're all sort of shattered." From his first...Full Story
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