We do what we do and how we do because of youChuck D (who’d just recorded a rap for Gil’s next album)
Words:
The last conversation I had with Gil by Richard Russell of XL Records.
New York Is Killing Me: The unlikely survival of Gil Scott-Heron poignant piece from New Yorker magazine.

Don Lett’s fabulous documentary for BBC 4 “The Revolution Will
Not Be Televised
” will hopefully be repeated in tribute but in the meantime someone bootlegged it on Youtube. It features contribututions from The Last Poets and Chuck D.

Newsnight’s Steven Smith travelled to the States to meet Heron on the eve of his comeback album “I’m New Here”.In 2000 Sean Rowley featured Gil on his much missed “All Back To Mine” series discussing music that he loves or was influenced by.

Sounds:
Gil Scott-Heron – Goodbye, So Long by Kane33

Gil Scott-Heron – Whitey on the Moon” (MP3) / (words)
[audio:http://www.musiclikedirt.com/wp-content/MP3/scroobius/WhiteyOntheMoon.mp3]

Gil Scott-Heron – Message to the Messangers

Gil Scott-Heron – “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”
[audio:http://ia600309.us.archive.org/20/items/TheRevolutionWillNotBeTelevised/GillScott-heron-TheRevolutionWillNotBeTelevised.mp3]
Esther Phillips – “Home Is Where The Hatred Is (MP3)
[audio:http://www.musiclikedirt.com/wp-content/MP3/Esther/Home%20Is%20Where%20The%20Hatred%20Is.mp3]
Gil Scott Heron – “Home Is Where The Hatred Is (MP3)
[audio:http://www.musiclikedirt.com/wp-content/MP3/Esther/Home%20Is%20Where%20The%20Gil%20Is.mp3]

Gil Scott-Heron – Home Is Where The Hatred Is ( Ramsey Hercules Tribute ) by Ramsey Hercules

Chris Cunningham’s video remix of “New York Is Killing Me”