Scott-Heron died yesterday at a New York hospital, National Public Radio said, citing his book publisher. He fell ill after returning from a trip to Europe, news reports said.
The Chicago-born artist was called the “Godfather of Rap”, a term he disliked, for his groundbreaking spoken-word performances set to music, including “The Revolution Will Not be Televised” in the early 1970s.
He recorded more than a dozen albums and was hailed as an important influence by hip-hop performers such as Kanye West.
AGAINST The ODDS of Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, Chris Webber and the other “expert” NBA announcer guy who dogged out the Miami Heat and their bench. They said Miami Heat would lose against the Chicago Bulls in the 2010-2011 Eastern Conference Finals. At the end… its the Miami Heat standing tall — sending the 2010-2011 regular season MVP Derrick Rose and his number one seed Chicago Bulls home PACKING!
LeBron James had 28 points and Dwyane Wade added 21 points to take over late and lead the Heat to a thrilling comeback victory, 83-80 over the Bulls. The Heat broke down Chicago in five games by winning four straight (Game 2- Game 5).