Mixtape; Hip Hop Is Read Presents: Fathers of Rap, Volume Four: Gil Scott-Heron (Featuring Songs Gil Scott Was Sampled For) Featuring: Common, Masta Ace, Mos Def, 2pac, Little Brother, Joell Ortiz, Q-Tip, The Game Kanye West, & Many More) (Free Download)


In the words of Abiodun Oyewole of The Last Poets, Gil Scott-Heron was “the link between ‘Trane and Malcolm X.” This juxtaposition is an interesting one – one which alludes to, arguably, the very genesis of hip hop: the culmination of both African American cultural and artistic contributions (i.e. the blues, jazz) and a history of resisting racism, and fighting for social change and civil rights. Lifting these two cultural pillars, Gil Scott-Heron fused them as one, laying the groundwork for a new genre of music which meshed spoken (or rapped) word poetry over rhythmic backdrops. And you wonder why they call him the “godfather of rap”!

For this fourth volume of my Fathers of Rap series, I’ve selected a handful of hip hop tracks which sample Gil Scott-Heron’s work and/or serve as tributes to the pioneering jazz-funk bluesman. It’s a bit woeful to think that three of the four compilations thus far (Isaac Hayes; Michael Jackson; Gil Scott-Heron) have been released only in the wake of the musicians’ passing. Our living legends count dwindles with each new year, bearing new reminders to show love and honor their contributions while they’re still with us. Let’s make an effort to do just that. But first, a moment of silence music for the late, great Gil Scott-Heron. Read More Here

Tracklisting:

1. Gil Scott-Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (3:06)
2. Masta Ace – Take a Look Around [‘The Revolution Will Not Be Televised’] (4:26)
3. Queen Latifah – Evil That Men Do [‘The Revolution Will Not Be Televised’] (4:03)
4. Boogie Down Productions – Why Is That? [‘H2O Gate Blues’] (5:15)
5. KMD – What a Nigga Know? (Remix) (feat. MF Grimm) [‘Pieces of a Man’] (3:34)
6. Lords of the Underground – Lord Jazz Hit Me One Time (Make It Funky) [‘Peace Go With You, Brother’] (2:45)
7. Milkbone – Keep It Real (Remix) [‘Peace Go With You, Brother’] (3:13)
8. Brainsick Mob – I Thank God [‘Alluswe’] (3:54)
9. Grand Puba – Keep On [‘We Almost Lost Detroit’] (5:01)
10. Warren G – Do You See (feat. Nate Dogg) [‘H2O Gate Blues’] (3:59)
11. 2Pac – Ready 4 Whatever (feat. Big Syke) [‘1980’] (4:04)
12. Sam Sneed – Lady Heroin (feat. J. Flex) [‘Angel Dust’] (3:59)
13. The Coup – Me & Jesus the Pimp in a ’79 Granada Last Night [‘Angel Dust’] (7:09)
14. Jazz Liberatorz – What’s Real (feat. Aloe Blacc) [‘Peace Go With You, Brother’] (5:16)
15. John Robinson – Intro/Outside Perspective (feat. DJ Rhettmatic) [‘We Almost Lost Detroit’] (4:09)
16. Little Brother – Make Me Hot (feat. Mike Burvik & Percy Miracles) [‘The Klan’] (1:36)
17. Black Star – Brown Skin Lady [‘We Almost Lost Detroit’] (5:46)
18. Mos Def – Mr. Nigga (feat. Q-Tip) [‘Legend In His Own Mind’] (5:12)
19. Phife Dawg – Beats, Rhymes & Phife (feat. Supa Dave West) [‘Legend In His Own Mind’] (3:23)
20. Lushlife – Daylight Into Me [‘Grandma’s Hands’] (3:26)
21. Atmosphere – Carry Me Home [‘Rivers of My Fathers’] (3:13)
22. The Game – Angel (feat. Common) [‘Angel Dust’] (4:26)
23. Sean Price – Angel Dust (feat. Joell Ortiz) [‘Angel Dust’] (3:26)
24. Common – My Way Home [‘Home Is Where the Hatred Is’] (1:43)
25. The Kid Daytona – On My Way Home [‘Home Is Where the Hatred Is’] (3:46)
26. The Smile Rays – A Toast [‘A Toast to the People’] (4:46)
27. Freeway – This Can’t Be Real (feat. Marsha Ambrosius) [‘Did You Hear What They Said?’] (3:43)
28. Common – The People (feat. Dwele) [‘We Almost Lost Detroit’] (3:24)
29. Kanye West – Lost in the World/Who Will Survive in America (feat. Bon Iver) [‘Comment #1’] (5:55)
30. Gil Scott-Heron – Peace Go With You, Brother (As-Salaam-Alaikum) (5:33)ng:

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