Fathers of Rap, Volume Four: Gil Scott-Heron

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Published on May 30, 2011 with No Comments

Several Gil Scott-Heron memorials have popped up online, and rightfully so, but few are done as impressively comprehensive as Hip Hop Is Read‘s fourth entry into the ‘Fathers Of Rap‘ compilation series. Gil Scott-Heron was a of course a huge influence on rap, both direct and indirectly. The compilation contains “a handful of hip hop tracks which sample Gil Scott-Heron’s work and/or serve as tributes to the pioneering jazz-funk bluesman“. You can view the tracklist down below and hop over to Ivan’s for download links. Rest in Power, Gil.


  • The Revolution Will Not Be Televised – Gil Scott-Heron
  • Take a Look Around [The Revolution Will Not Be Televised] – Masta Ace
  • Evil That Men Do [The Revolution Will Not Be Televised] – Queen Latifah
  • Why Is That? [H20 Gate Blues] – Boogie Down Productions
  • What a Nigga Know? (Remix) (feat. MF Grimm) [Pieces of a Man] – KMD
  • Lord Jazz Hit Me One Time (Make It Funky) [Peace Go With You, Brother] – Lords of the Underground
  • Keep It Real (Remix) [Peace Go With You, Brother] – Miilkbone
  • I Thank God [AD..] – Brainsick Mob
  • Keep On [We Almost Lost Detroit] – Grand Puba
  • Do You See (feat. Nate Dogg) [H20 Gate Blues] – Warren G
  • Ready 4 Whatever (feat. Big Syke) [1980] – 2Pac
  • Lady Heroin (feat.]. Flex) [Angel Dust] – Sam Sneed
  • Me & Jesus the Pimp in a ’79 Granada Last Night [Angel Dust] – The Coup
  • What’s Real (feat. Aloe Blanc) [Peace Go With You, Brother] – Jazz Liberators
  • Intro/Outside Perspective (feat. D3 Rhettmatic) [We Almost Lost Detroit] – John Robinson
  • Make Me Hot (feat. Mike Burvik & Percy Mirades) [The Klan] – Little Brother
  • Brown Skin Lady [We Almost Lost Detroit] – Black Star
  • Mr. Nigga (feat. Q-Tip) [Legend In His Own Mind] – Mos Def
  • Beats, Rhymes & Phife (feat. Supa Dave West) [Legend In His Own Mind] – Phife Dawg
  • Daylight Into Me [Grandma’s Hands] – Lushlife
  • Carry Me Home [Rivers of My Fathers] – Ainosphere
  • Angel (feat. Common) [Angel Dust] – The Game
  • Angel Dust (feat. Joel! Ortiz) [Angel Dust] – Sean Price
  • My Way Home [Home is Where The Hatred Is] – Common
  • On My Way Home [Home Is Where the Hatred Is] – The Kid Daytona
  • Toast [A Toast to the People] – The Smile Rays
  • This Can’t Be Real (feat. Marsha Ambrodus) [Did You Hear What They Said?] – Freeway
  • The People (feat. Dwele) [We Almost Lost Detroit] – Common
  • Lost in the World/Who Will Survive in America (feat. Bon Iver) [Comment #1] – Kanye West
  • Peace Go With You, Brother (As-Salaam-Alaikum) – Gil Scott-Heron
  • TRU


    1982 was when Jaap van der Doelen aka J.Monkey shot his way out his mom dukes. A mere two years later he was already battling Big Brother and The Illuminati. Whenever he has time to spare from those efforts he writes (about music, mostly), hosts a radio show and designs graphics for a living. He lives in The Netherlands where he continues to be winning.

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