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Detailing and examining the influential life of Gil Scott-Heron, who died yesterday, is something that I really am not in a position to do.  However, like most people, the music of Scott-Heron has had a large impact on what music I have listened to.  Even for those who have never heard Scott-Heron’s work, his influence and style can be heard in the genre of rap which he is credited with sparking.  Whether he is crooning over stripped down instrumentation or delivering fast-paced, spoken word lyrics, Scott-Heron is a master of his craft and will be incredibly missed.  After the jump we will be putting up some of our favorite tracks by and featuring Gil Scott-heron.  R.I.P.

-The Up-Turn

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