Kanye Performed @ Gil Scott-Heron Memorial

Mr. West showed up and did a “tastefully censored” performance of “Lost In The World/Who Will Survive In America” at Gil Scott-Heron‘s memorial service earlier today in Harlem.

Over an impressive career as a poet, musician and activist, he earned the reputation as “the Godfather of rap,” a title his former bandmate Glen “Astro” Turner referred to when introducing West at the end of the service.

According to the NY Daily News:

West, dressed in black and sporting a pair of dark sunglasses, hugged members of Scott-Heron’s family at the end of the service.

I read somewhere this week that he wasn’t very fond of being known as the “Godfather of rap”, but I saw him live last summer and he acknowledged Kanye West (amongst others) for helping him stay relevant to younger generations.


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15 Responses to “Kanye Performed @ Gil Scott-Heron Memorial”

  1. why? Says:

    Damn… I wish I could’ve gone.

  2. Hoskins Says:

    You hear that?…

    Its what Gil Scott was Hearin, when our heroes and heroines got hooked on heroine

  3. The Cool Says:

    my pitneys go to predominately white schools & command respect from their peers.

    ^

    It’s pickney fam, pickney.

  4. Remixznflow Says:

    >>>>>>>>Going to the dentist

    Clean Teeth tho>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  5. Asparaghost Says:

    Gil Scott Heron’s music>>>>>>>

    beautiful shit, and even better it has so much meaning

  6. tHe kiD fRanKiE Says:

    Oil Change life<<<<<<

  7. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    It’s pickney fam, pickney.

    > in the racist UK it is…yeah.

  8. Samir Says:

    I need to hit up NYC for Rock the Bells. That line-up gets better every time I see it. Pretty fucked up that they took away the DC show.

  9. Samir Says:

    That Tribe documentary should be pretty ill. They were by far the best performance at Rock the Bells last year, absolutely killeddd it.

  10. big_seth Says:

    Samir Says:
    June 2nd, 2011 at 5:50 pm
    I need to hit up NYC for Rock the Bells. That line-up gets better every time I see it. Pretty fucked up that they took away the DC show.
    ^^

    aint you performing with Exile tho?

  11. The Cool Says:

    It’s pickney fam, pickney.

    > in the racist UK it is…yeah.

    ^

    Nah fam, try Jamaica. You can check it on google, wikipedia, urban dictionary etc and see I’m right or carry on saying/ typing it wrong. Your choice.

  12. rex hussla Says:

    Yeah…Rock the Bells is gonna be CRAZY

  13. tHe kiD fRanKiE Says:

    @Samir
    I still never heard any of ya music. But that’s dope u get Nah posts

  14. tHe kiD fRanKiE Says:

    PT2 >>>>PT1
    Makes a great series tho

  15. Harlem World Says:

    my next album gonna be called Brunettes & Redheads

    but before that – imma drop the mixtape – Dark Hair Everything

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