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Gilbert "Gil" Scott-Heron (April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011) was an American soul and jazz poet, musician, and author, known primarily for his work as a spoken word performer in the 1970s and '80s. His collaborative efforts with musician Brian Jackson featured a musical fusion of jazz, blues, and soul, as well as lyrical content concerning social and political issues of the time, delivered in both rapping and melismatic vocal styles by Scott-Heron. His own term for himself was "bluesologist", which he defined as "a scientist who is concerned with the origin of the blues." His music, most notably on Pieces of a Man and Winter in America in the early 1970s, influenced and helped engender later African-American music genres such as hip hop and neo soul.

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Free Will [1972]

SongDuration 
Sex Education: Ghetto Style:51 
Speed Kills3:18 

Winter in America [1974]

SongDuration 
Back Home
w/ Brian Jackson
2:51 

Secrets [1978]

SongDuration 
Angel Dust
w/ Brian Jackson
4:16 

Blazing Arrow [2002]

SongDuration 
First in Flight
w/ Blackalicious
4:32 

We're New Here [2011]

SongDuration 
I'll Take Care of U
w/ Jamie xx
  

We're New Here [2011]

SongDuration 
I'm New Here
w/ Jamie xx
3:26 

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