Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces Of A Man (1971/2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, m3u, artworks - 352 MB | 01:00:54
Soul, Jazz Funk | Label: BGP Records
After decades of influencing everyone from jazz musicians to hip-hop stars, Pieces of a Man set a standard for vocal artistry and political awareness that few musicians will ever match. Scott-Heron's unique proto-rap 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, its 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.