Wednesday, January 25

Gil Scott-Heron's - Pieces of a Man (1971)

"Gil Scott-Heron's 1971 album Pieces of a Man set a standard for vocal artistry and political awareness that few musicians will ever match. His unique proto-rap vocal style influenced a generation of hip-hop artists, and nowhere is his style more powerful than on the classic 'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.' Even though the media -- the very entity attacked in this song -- has used, reused, and recontextualized the song and its title so many times, the message is so strong that it has become almost impossible to co-opt. Musically, the track created a formula that modern hip-hop would follow for years to come: bare-bones arrangements featuring pounding basslines and stripped-down drumbeats. ..."
W - Pieces of a Man
Genius: Introduction / The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (Video)
amazon, iTunes
mixchoud: Pieces of a Man (1971) ~Full Album~
YouTube: Pieces Of A Man [Remastered + Bonus Tracks] 1:00:23