Sad news today: Gil Scott Heron
, the legendary poet, famous for his work in spoken word, R&B and hip-hop, has died. He had a collection of highly successful and influential releases in the 70s, and after a hiatus from the spotlight, recently regained prominence with his 2010 release I'm New Here
, and the follow-up remix album We're New Here
. He was 62.
Watch some of Heron's recent work after the jump.