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Gil Scott-Heron
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Vocalist
    (April 1, 1949-May 27, 2011)
    Notable songs include 'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised' (1970), 'Johannesburg' (1976), 'Whitey is on the Moon,' 'The Bottle' (1978) and 'B Movie' (1982)
    Books include 'The Vulture' (1970), 'The Nigger Factory' (1972) and Now and Then: The Poems of Gil Scott-Heron (2002)
    He was jailed for cocaine possession (2001).
    He was sentenced to 2-4 years for violating a plea bargain by leaving a drug treatment center (2006).
    According to the prosecution, one of the times he skipped out, was to attend an India.Arie concert.
    He smokes.
    He is considered a founding father of rap.
    His songs and poems confronted issues such as racism, poverty, apartheid and nuclear power.
    'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised' has been referenced in songs by Public Enemy, Prince, and Elvis Costello.

Credit: C. Fishel


    In 2018, Out of 2 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 6 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 12 Votes: 58.33% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 19 Votes: 57.89% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 22 Votes: 63.64% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 14 Votes: 71.43% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 843 Votes: 84.82% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 23 Votes: 73.91% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 30 Votes: 63.33% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 36 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 79 Votes: 72.15% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 36 Votes: 47.22% Annoying
 
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