Gil Scott-Heron - Shut'em Down - 1980

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Gil Scott-Heron to perform in Israel

Singer previously dubbed 'godfather of rap' to appear on May 25 at Tel Aviv's Barbie club

Or Barnea Published: 04.15.10, 18:51 / Israel Culture

Poet, singer, musician, and renowned author Gil Scott-Heron is scheduled to appear at the Barbie club in Tel Aviv on May 25. Tickets will be priced around $40-50.

Scott-Heron will be promoting his new album, 'I'm New Here', his first to appear in 16 years, during which he battled drug addiction and served prison time for cocaine possession.

The artist, born in Chicago 61 years ago, is considered a trailblazer in hip-hop and black music in general, and in the 70's he became famous for his "spoken word" style. He has been called "the godfather of rap" as well as "the black Bob Dylan".

His first album, 'Pieces of Man', was released in 1971 and contained one of his most famous hits, 'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised'.
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