Tributes pour in for 'Godfather of rap' Gil Scott-Heron

Monday May 30, 2011

Fellow musicians have been paying tribute to hip-hop pioneer Gil Scott-Heron, who died at the age of 62.

Eminem and Snoop Dogg were amongst the famous rappers who expressed their sorrow after hearing the news.

Eminem acknowledged the musician's influence: "RIP Gil Scott-Heron. He influenced all of hip-hop," whilst Snoop Dogg tweeted: "#rip to 1 of tha greats gil scott heron."

And Forget You singer Cee Lo Green paid tribute with a tweet reading: "Rest in peace to the GOD GIL SCOTT".

Gil, who was dubbed the Godfather of Rap, died in a New York hospital, the cause of death not yet known.

He released his final album, I'm New Here, in 2010.

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