Hip-Hop is a "Rapper's Delight." It's Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, The Beastie Boys and Dr. Dre. It's "The Message," "Rock The Bells" and the hip-hop to the hippety-hop...

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The late Gil Scott-Heron wore many hats—poet, proto-rapper, singer-songwriter and provocateur — so it’s fitting that his new memoir The Last Holiday: A Memoir also tells many stories. It’s not an autobiography but more of an ambling path through parts of Heron’s life. In fact, in reading this book, I came to appreciate how thoroughly “southern” Heron was. I had always considered him a New Yorker, given the urban nature of his best-known songs... more

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