Requisite Listening: Gill Scott-Heron, ‘Small Talk at 125th and Lenox’

Gil Scott-Heron  Small Talk at 125th and Lenox (Flying Dutchman), 1970  On his debut recording, Gil Scott-Heron channeled the anger and disgust of Black America in startling, sometimes bitingly humorous verse, laying out a blueprint for the rappers who would follow a decade later. Accompanied by a pair of conga players, the 20-year-old Scott-Heron rhythmically recited his

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