Here is another snippet of Gil Scott Heron performing in Montreal. After hearing of his death (May 27th 2011) I feel extremely lucky that I got to see him perform live and it makes this footage that much more special to me.
Hip hop heads may be familiar with Gil Scott (his work has been sampled numerous times; more recently by Kanye West and Common). However, the crowd at this show was definitely a mixed bag. Some peeps were long time fans and some were new, most likely due to his latest album 'I'm New Here'. It was a great show. The crowd was receptive and showed lots of love.
If you have never heard his stuff please check it out. It is an amazing body of work by a great artist who will be sorely missed, but he leaves behind a lasting legacy.
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