Gil Scott-Heron - The Ghetto Code (Dot Dot Dit Dit Dot Dot Dash) Lyrics




How's everybody? How's everybody doing? Everybody alright? Hope everyone is OK. Funky vibrations are still showing, yeah, are still showing and anxious to see you. I am glad that so many of you could come out and join us this evening to share vibrations with us. My name, of course, is Gil Scott-Heron, and my, my organization and my family is called The Midnight Band, and we are here this evening to, to bring you some midnight vibrations. We are convinced that midnight is the first minute of a new day, and we are further convinced that we are entitled to a new day, and we are further convinced that we are going to have to establish the new day by communicating a little bit more closely with one another. So we have, we have been spreading the word about some vibes that concern communication from place to place, and we have been trying to get into the New York vibration as it concerns this communication. What we are talking about has evolved as The Ghetto Code.

The Ghetto Code, often times referred to as "Dot Dot Dit Dit Dot Dot Dash"
Sounds a little bit, people used to tell me, said it sound like the Morse Code
We call it, more so, "The Remorse Code"
The Ghetto Code, the "Damned If I Know"
"Dot Dot Dit Dit Dot Dot Dash" means "Damned If I Know"
And the reason this has become such a popular phrase in different black communities around the nation is because
There are more and more things black people thought they had a handle on
That they have seen sort of slowly slip away from them
And they be saying, "Well, damn
What happened to that?" "Dot Dot Dit Dit Dot Dot Dash huh?"
"I'm Damned If I Know." For example
We started to reinvestigate astrology, found out that it was an ancient artform of science
It's something that we can depend on more so than Walter Concrete, and
And got into a vibration related to how the things were done in terms of astrology
Sun's over here, the Moon's over here, people started to memorize their charts
Organizing their days, they're planning, they are reaping, and [?]
Then they found out somebody had been messing with the calendar
Because there's a month in our calendar called July
That was slipped in there to honor Julius Caesar
And there's a month in our calendar called August
That was slipped in there to honor Augustus Caesar
And there's a month in our calendar called September
Which is the seventh month
It means "seventh" in Latin, but it is the ninth month in our calendar
People started saying, "Well, damn. Dot Dot Dit Dit Dot Dot Dash"
They found out octo—involving themselves with the romance languages—"octo" means "eight"
"Ocho"—very similar to "ocho"—October, the tenth month
"Nove"—or "nueve" for "nine"—November, the eleventh month
"Dece"—or "diez" for "ten"—December, the twelfth month
"Dot Dot Dit Dit Dot Dot Dash," "Damned If I Know"
And I believe that problem has originated right here, in February
Nothing personal, for those of you born in February, but there is something wrong with February
I have been watching February closely
And I have never quite been able to get a grasp on where February is coming from
Because it would seem that it'd take at least thirty days for it to be a month
The precedent had been established by the other eleven months having all at least thirty days
February, you get twenty-eight three years in a row. If you make it, you get a bonus
February 29th—why don't they make that January 32nd?
[?], it's because they know there's something wrong with February, and they're trying to even it out while nobody looking
"Dot Dot Dit Dit Dot Dot Dash"
This is like, if somebody was to give you four weeks and say, "Here, you have four weeks of your very own"
You take 'em home, unwrap 'em, you find out one of the weeks only has five days
It's not that you have anything against that week
It's just that you know white folks—ain't gon' be no weekend
You gon' go home Friday night, get up the next day. It's Monday, you gon' have go to right back to work
You say, "Well, Dot Dot Dit Dit Dot Dot Dash
I got shortchanged. I had a week, but it wasn't quite a week
Dot Dot Dit Dit Dot Dot Dash"
The same thing happened to me in terms of looking at the alphabet
The alphabet was originally called "The Alpha Beta"
And it supposed to contain all of the symbols—and that's important—all of the symbols from Alpha to Omega
Alpha was the beginning, Omega was the end
Alpha was the letter "A," the beginning. Omega was the end, the letter "Q"
But, "R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z"
They did not say that from Alpha to Omega was from beginning damn near to the end
They said, "From beginning to end." I took their word for it
The end was Omega, and that's "Q"
And they all these extra letters, which means there may be some words out there that don't mean nothing
Somebody very soon may come up to you, using the alphabet as it was originally intended
From Alpha to Omega, and something like, "[*gibberish*]"
"Dot Dot Dit Dit Dot Dot Dash," "Damned If I Know"
I ain't got the, I ain't got the papers
The letter I would like to go into with you very briefly is the letter "C"—it is one of my favorites
Oh, it's very underrated in terms of letters, you know?
Very people sit around and comment on the virtues of the letter "C"
But it is the first letter in "Cash Money"
It is the first letter in "Constitution"
And it is the last letter in "Music"
It is the first letter also in "CIA"
The CIA and FBI, their noses pressed against our windowpane
Ears glued to our telephone. Why won't they leave us alone?
"Dot Dot Dit Dit Dot Dot Dash," "Damned If I Know"
The CIA and FBI, their noses pressed against our windowpane
Ears glued to our telephone, trying to pick up on The Ghetto Code
Old-fashioned Ghetto Code, you remember, you used to jump on the telephone, say
"Hey, Bree-is-other me-is-an, how you fe-is-eel?
Is everything all-re-is-all-right?
Well, why don't you, uh, well, why don't you tell me about this pe-is-arty to-ne-is-ight? You going?
We-is-ell, why don't you bring me a ne-is-ickel be-is-ag?'
[laughter]
"Yeah, and if you get back [?], why don't you bring some be-is-am-be-is-oo so I can re-is-oll all these up. I appreciate it"
I know whoever it was they was paying to listen in on my phone had to be saying, "Well, Dot Dot Dit Dit Dot Dot Dash. Damned If I Know"
The "C" that reminds you of "CIA" and "Cash Money," they'll come together
In a case that concerns itself with Howard Hughes
The CIA gave Howard Hughes 400 million dollars cash money
Give or take a million or two, you understand?
And told Howard Hughes that he was to build a salvaged ship
The salvaged ship was going to called the Glomar Challenger
And the Challenger was going to go out in the Pacific
To try and recover a Russian submarine that sank in 1968
The reason our government was so interested in this submarine was because of the "C"—codebooks onboard
We assumed that Howard Hughes, indeed, did build this ship and equipped it with a giant magnet
We would not assume that Howard'd come back with a little bitty magnet for all that money
But the submarine that sank to the bottom of the Pacific had broken into three parts
The magnet went down, brought up the first part of the submarine, had onboard seventy dead Russian sailors
Well, no real advantage there
I mean, it hadn't been worth a dime to the Russian—I mean, whatever it is
нет rubles—they... whatever it is Russians say when that means they ain't putting up a dime
Which means that, in certain instances, we could see ourselves having been overextended
Magnet went down, brought up the second part of the submarine, had onboard two bombs
Two warheads, two Polaris-type warheads, two nuclear weapons
Point is that this country already has plenty of bombs
Matter of fact, they have little bombs, big bombs, round ones, and square ones, and have been stockpiling them for quite some time
To the point where they now have damn near one bomb for every individual
And if you don't like the way they're running things and you call them up and tell them, they may send you yours
Neutron, oltron—whichever kind of tron—electron
The vibe related to the third part of the submarine and the m-m-important and mysterious Russian codebooks
But before the magnet could go down to get the third part, somebody said, "Hey, wait a minute
You know, that Russian submarine went down in 1968
And we've been trying to pick it up now for the last six years
And everybody knows that when you lose your codebooks
You change your code"
Which means that, for 400 million dollars, we have recovered seventy dead Russian sailors, two bombs we did not need, and, perhaps, Russian codebooks for codes the Russians weren't even using anymore
Somebody said, "Why in the world we spend all that money?" Somebody else said
"Dot Dot Dit Dit Dot Dot Dash. Damned If I Know"
Cash Money may not be what you need right through here
You might need some explanations related to other activities—like, the "C" might remind you of "Cuba"
The "C" in "Cuba" and the reminiscence of that reminds us that the CIA undertook a very secret project towards Cuba called the Bay of Pigs Invasion
The Bay of Pigs Invasion was very much repelled
But it did reveal "C"—clues—clues that had to do with assassination attempts on a man whose name starts with "C"—Castro
The "C" might remind you of "Chile"
Over eight million American dollars spent in Chile by the CIA to help overthrow a man named Salvador Allende, who just happened to be a "C"—communist
The "C" might remind you of the "Canal"—say what?—the Canal. The Canal? The Panama Canal?
There seems to be some problem in dealing with the geography of the Panama Canal—it's not really that complicated
There's a little bit of Panama over here, then there's some Canal
Then there's a little bit of Panama over here, but the Panamanians do not control the Canal
You could think of it as if Amtrak came through your crib
You would at least want to know the man who was punching the tickets and have a very tight relationship with him
The "C" that reminds of the "Canal" could remind you of a "covert operation," headquarter base: CIA
Information related to "C"—Columbia
And assassination attempts and destruction attempts on a man whose name starts with "C"—Che Guevara
The "C" might remind you of the "Congo"—say what?—the Congo. The Congo?
The "C" that reminds you of the "Congo" could remind you of how geography sometimes changes
Looking at the map of Africa today, where you see the word "Zaire," you would, at one time, see "Congo" or "Belgian Congo"
Remembrances of this would remind you of a man who stood for African unity, a man named Patrice Lumumba
But somehow, but somehow Patrice Lumumba was assassinated during a mysterious "C"—"coup d'état"
Other things that haven't been solved and haven't been quite explained to anybody's satisfaction like
Was that Lee Harvey Oswald over there or was it Lee Harvey Oswald over there?
Was he 5-feet-8, 165 pounds or was he 6'2", 205?
Was he photographed for his passport in Dallas or was that Moscow?
Arthur Bremer? Was he from Maine, Maryland, or Massachusetts?
Was he captured in the Midwest or the Middle East?
And if they always have a chance to photograph these people before they commit their crimes, why can't they stop them?
"Dot Dot Dit Dit Dot Dot Dash," "Damned If I Know"
But other problems we would still like to see solved like JFK—you believe all that?
RFK—you believe all that?
MLK—you believe all that?
Malcolm X—you believe all that?
All of this was some great, big old "C"—coincidence—or just a little bitty "C"—conspiracy?
There are two questions that concern us very much about the letter "C"
The first one is: the CIA—who the hell runs that organization?
The second one is: who runs this country?
"Dot Dot Dit Dit Dot Dot Dash," "Damned If I Know"

Brothers and sisters, thank you very much. A first minute experience, The Midnight Band. Thank you, thank you.





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  1. Schnika Mckissic

    I remember listening to this as a youth. .this probably why im woke 😁

  2. Nadira AbdullahMuhammad

    Pig Latin was was part of the Ghetto code
    I've been lovin and listening since 72

  3. traesey horton

    Ole school.

  4. Richard Marshall Bowman

    Gil, I was born in February......

  5. Richard Marshall Bowman

    remorse code, Gil??????  hahahaheehee.....

  6. Richard Marshall Bowman

    Gil Scott Heron......one of America's greatest poets.....living or dead...

  7. Jeff Bunn

    Yes!!!! Thank you!!!! <3

  8. D G-T

    Mick Jenkins brought me here

  9. Imani Daniel

    Mick Jenkins brought me here

  10. Lani Gee

    I'm here because of Mick Jenkins

  11. Jeff Bunn

    Yes! Thank you!!!

  12. Brandon DeBenedetta

    Mick Jenkins brought you here too, huh?

    Javar Jackson

    yes yes he did lol i love comments that call me out

    Fuckdem Cantstandit

    I was listen to this earlier this year then he drop pieces of a man. Total homage.

    FLux

    Pieces of a man is jus too good. I had to research.

  13. Mikethegamer928

    Mick Jenkins paying homage. Much respect to him. Pieces of a Man is a great listen

  14. Nyakallo Mochalibane

    Mick Jenkins!!!!! Pieces of a Man!!!!! Heron Flow!!!!!!!!!

    Trevian Hunter Bey

    And C is for Cash Money

  15. Gary Still

    Gil pledge his allegiance to Truth, good or bad. This man gave me more conviction to truth whether it cost you in the end. This brother sold out to no one. It’s ashamed he’s not more look up to in our communities. Oh I forgot, money rules . God bless you Gil for your truth and honesty something that this world needs badly. RIP

  16. Wadjet

    *that voice tho😍*

  17. MrVb66

    This is high level. black intelligence. at it's absolute perfect best !!!!!!
    rest in peace

  18. santos susui

    Gil i really miss you ♥☆★♡

  19. Reginald Green

    Nice upload. I should buy this album. Have several of his work but nvr heard this b4

  20. Jay The King123

    http://evmoney.xyz/9460938997411/

  21. Larry Chamberlain

    ON THE SUBWAY✌✌✌✌✌✌✌✌

  22. Samer Halim

    Every sentence he uttered throughout the years haunts me cuz the goddamn thing is cyclical and history won’t teach us shit. The idea of History is to learn from it... bullllllshiiiit.

  23. Vinyl Uploads

    Gil Scott-Heron - “The Ghetto Code (Dot Dot Dit Dit Dot Dot Dash)”
    [Vocals/Words By: Gil Scott-Heron]

    [Intro: Gil Scott-Heron]
    How’s everybody? How’s everybody doing? Everybody alright? Hope everyone is OK. Funky vibrations are still showing, yeah, are still showing and anxious to see you. I am glad that so many of you could come out and join us this evening to share vibrations with us. My name, of course, is Gil Scott-Heron, and my, my organization and my family is called The Midnight Band, and we are here this evening to, to bring you some midnight vibrations. We are convinced that midnight is the first minute of a new day, and we are further convinced that we are entitled to a new day, and we are further convinced that we are going to have to establish the new day by communicating a little bit more closely with one another. So we have, we have been spreading the word about some vibes that concern communication from place to place, and we have been trying to get into the New York vibration as it concerns this communication. What we are talking about has evolved as The Ghetto Code

    [Verse 1: Gil Scott-Heron]
    The Ghetto Code, often times referred to as “Dot Dot Dit Dit Dot Dot Dash”
    Sounds a little bit, people used to tell me, said it sound like the Morse Code
    We call it, more so, “The Remorse Code”
    The Ghetto Code, the “Damned If I Know”
    “Dot Dot Dit Dit Dot Dot Dash” means “Damned If I Know”
    And the reason this has become such a popular phrase in different black communities around the nation is because
    There are more and more things black people thought they had a handle on
    That they have seen sort of slowly slip away from them
    And they be saying, “Well, damn
    What happened to that?” “Dot Dot Dit Dit Dot Dot Dash huh?”
    “I’m Damned If I Know.” For example
    We started to reinvestigate astrology, found out that it was an ancient artform of science
    It’s something that we can depend on more so than Walter Concrete, and
    And got into a vibration related to how the things were done in terms of astrology
    Sun’s over here, the Moon’s over here, people started to memorize their charts
    Organizing their days, they’re planning, they are reaping, and [?]
    Then they found out somebody had been messing with the calendar
    Because there’s a month in our calendar called July
    That was slipped in there to honor Julius Caesar
    And there’s a month in our calendar called August
    That was slipped in there to honor Augustus Caesar
    And there’s a month in our calendar called September
    Which is the seventh month
    It means “seventh” in Latin, but it is the ninth month in our calendar
    People started saying, “Well, damn. Dot Dot Dit Dit Dot Dot Dash”
    They found out octo—involving themselves with the romance languages—”octo” means “eight”
    “Ocho”—very similar to “ocho”—October, the tenth month
    “Nove”—or “nueve” for “nine”—November, the eleventh month
    “Dece”—or “diez” for “ten”—December, the twelfth month
    “Dot Dot Dit Dit Dot Dot Dash,” “Damned If I Know”
    And I believe that problem has originated right here, in February
    Nothing personal, for those of you born in February, but there is something wrong with February
    I have been watching February closely
    And I have never quite been able to get a grasp on where February is coming from
    Because it would seem that it’d take at least thirty days for it to be a month
    The precedent had been established by the other eleven months having all at least thirty days
    February, you get twenty-eight three years in a row. If you make it, you get a bonus
    February 29th—why don’t they make that January 32nd?
    [?], it’s because they know there’s something wrong with February, and they’re trying to even it out while nobody looking
    “Dot Dot Dit Dit Dot Dot Dash”
    This is like, if somebody was to give you four weeks and say, “Here, you have four weeks of your very own”
    You take ‘em home, unwrap ‘em, you find out one of the weeks only has five days
    It’s not that you have anything against that week
    It’s just that you know white folks—ain’t gon’ be no weekend
    You gon’ go home Friday night, get up the next day. It’s Monday, you gon’ have go to right back to work
    You say, “Well, Dot Dot Dit Dit Dot Dot Dash
    I got shortchanged. I had a week, but it wasn’t quite a week
    Dot Dot Dit Dit Dot Dot Dash”
    The same thing happened to me in terms of looking at the alphabet
    The alphabet was originally called “The Alpha Beta”
    And it supposed to contain all of the symbols—and that’s important—all of the symbols from Alpha to Omega
    Alpha was the beginning, Omega was the end
    Alpha was the letter “A,” the beginning. Omega was the end, the letter “Q”
    But, “R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z”
    They did not say that from Alpha to Omega was from beginning damn near to the end
    They said, “From beginning to end.” I took their word for it
    The end was Omega, and that’s “Q”
    And they all these extra letters, which means there may be some words out there that don’t mean nothing
    Somebody very soon may come up to you, using the alphabet as it was originally intended
    From Alpha to Omega, and something like, “(*Gibberish*)”
    “Dot Dot Dit Dit Dot Dot Dash,” “Damned If I Know”
    I ain’t got the, I ain’t got the papers
    The letter I would like to go into with you very briefly is the letter “C”—it is one of my favorites
    Oh, it’s very underrated in terms of letters, you know?
    Very people sit around and comment on the virtues of the letter “C”
    But it is the first letter in “Cash Money”
    It is the first letter in “Constitution”
    And it is the last letter in “Music”
    It is the first letter also in “CIA”
    The CIA and FBI, their noses pressed against our windowpane
    Ears glued to our telephone. Why won’t they leave us alone?
    “Dot Dot Dit Dit Dot Dot Dash,” “Damned If I Know”
    The CIA and FBI, their noses pressed against our windowpane
    Ears glued to our telephone, trying to pick up on The Ghetto Code
    Old-fashioned Ghetto Code, you remember, you used to jump on the telephone, say
    “Hey, Bree-is-other me-is-an, how you fe-is-eel?
    Is everything all-re-is-all-right?
    Well, why don’t you, uh, well, why don’t you tell me about this pe-is-arty to-ne-is-ight? You going?
    We-is-ell, why don’t you bring me a ne-is-ickel be-is-ag?’
    (Laughter.)
    “Yeah, and if you get back [?], why don’t you bring some be-is-am-be-is-oo so I can re-is-oll all these up. I appreciate it”
    I know whoever it was they was paying to listen in on my phone had to be saying, “Well, Dot Dot Dit Dit Dot Dot Dash. Damned If I Know”

    Reginald Green

    Lol. Pretty sure he's saying, "dot-dot, DITTY, dot-dot, dash"

    Vinyl Uploads

    Based on how it sounds, it could go either way, but based on the given title of the song (“The Ghetto Code (Dot Dot Dit Dit Dot Dot Dash)”), I'm pretty sure it's "Dit Dit"

  24. Valerie Hallums

    What Gil Scott-Heron talked about in the 70s is no different than what's going on today

    WELLBRAN

    Valerie Hallums yep very true...and its getting worse

  25. Larry Chamberlain

    THE WAX MUSEUM WASHINGTON D.C APRIL 1ST,1981 ...GREAT TIMES...GOT TO SEE HIM EVERY YEAR ON HIS BIRTHDAY.....GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN 😎😎😎😎😎😎😎

  26. Max Power

    he is a badass

  27. BranMarPercussion

    If you appreciate the vibe of Gil Scott-Heron, please do me, yourself and the world a favor by looking up the great poet and thinker Amiri Baraka (and especially his poem "In The Tradition." Had we not been too ignorant to listen, we could have had the opportunity to redeem ourselves.

  28. Diedre Kelly

    Funny..

  29. AMANDA JORDAN

    This shit is it

  30. James Curran

    I'm looking for the Gil Scott-Heron recording that would apply to today and Donald Trump.
    I would love to have him around now.

    Larry Chamberlain

    HOW ABOUT B-MOVIE,OR WE ALMOST LOST DETROIT

    John Gaines

    H2o Watergate blues

  31. Steve McMillion

    What's the use? We're in the hands of a reckless self-soul.

  32. Michael Brunswick

    old school

  33. Joe Ciliberto

    Instead of the Che' man, the Lenin man, the Mao man, how about we have the Anthony Woman, the Kiri woman, the Kuilani Woman, and the Marley man, the zig zag man and the Jesus. revolution comes from peace, love and weakness. humility, prudence and fortitude gained from the wisdom.

  34. Imri Murphy

    rip brother

  35. Jayoinavation

    Walter Concrete

  36. daniel johnson sr.

    The code to the world.

  37. ThankGod I’mStillHere

    what i love respect & appreciate the most about GSH is the fact that he never lied to me when i listened to him...He was, is & will forever be theREALEST

  38. piltdown woman

    It pains me that so few remember this wonderful man and his work. This man opened this little country girl's eyes to what's what 40 years ago. Thank you, GSH.

  39. Michael Barry

    I first heard mr.Scott around 1989 when I was too naive to understand what he was talking about, yes I knew his words, but not what was driving them. now I am 44, this man was a literary genius

    John Smith

    Absolutely

    Bloop

    That's bout the same time for me too. I use to hear him sampled on earlier hip hop joints of the very short blink & youll miss the socio polico concious moment in rap. I was lucky to to hear him in full when right before a once week underground hiphop radio station would air. There was black socio polical 2 hour program that came on beforethat rap show. Defintely ahead of his time.

  40. Water Drop

    you are not a legal name <3
    google: legal name fraud
    #nowyouknow ‪#ilovetruth #legalnamefraud #thetruth‬ #itsillegaltousealegalname #truthbillboards #namefraudbiblecode #bccrss #youarenotalegalname

  41. Steven Lewis

    "you could think of it as if amtrak came through yo crib" haha

  42. Willie Wilson

    Mr. Pringles. dot dot diddy dot dot ----

  43. royston macadam

    Never forgotten and always loved!

  44. Quiet Knight

    "...there may be some words out there that don't mean nuthin'..." and there are, words like 'jurisdiction' and 'authority'; pure genius.
    When I listen to Gil Scott-Herron I'm torn between two feelings, the first is awe at his clever use of language and his ability to convey a sense of the anger and despair of social injustice and the ghetto. The second is sadness that his words are still "...so damn relevant".

    Paul Young

    He was an English professor at Federal City College in Washington DC

    A Grant-Blackwell Muze

    sovereignty .. he was our extra-curricular history lesson
    Levittown kids lent them to us... we had to sneak, Red Foxx, Gil and Richard Pryor in the house in Jackson Five album covers.

    Thera Webster

    BlaK Muze reminds me of my dad confiscating my 45 record of Mellencamp's "Jack and Dianne" but buying Prince's 1999 on LP for me the Christmas I was 14, but not. listening to it first. LOL

  45. Paa Kaber Khamem Zazan

    Go head brother speak the truth! Right Knowledge.

  46. Craig Holmes

    Do you know the Ghetto Code, what a message

  47. Hans Fast

    His spoken word poetry is fantastic. The rythm, the words, the subjects - absolutely fantastic. Thank you for posting!

  48. Joel Thorne

    X-clan Shaft's big score brought me here.

  49. Kesmond Jones

    Like the things he is saying to us half of never took the time to just listen and understand the message he is trying to tell us

    John Robinson

    Robinson said that it was a great experience and the best way to do this is the only way to go

  50. Ernest Mickens

    Prophet, Educator and Prognosticator. This Brother was eons ahead of his time. The voice of a revolution ever since Last Poets. He gave Rap POWER.

    rex216785

    +Ernest Mickens GSH was with the Last poets,

    ER Leat

    ...think hes saying that Gil are in same class, not members of same group

    Larry Chamberlain

    IF YOU GOOGLE THE LAST POETS THERE IS A PICTURE OF GILL SCOTT-HERON WITH THE LAST NAME OF KAIN...GSH TO MY KNOWLEDGE WASN'T OF MEMBER OF THE LAST POETS BUT VERY WELL HAD THE SKILL AND KNOWLEDGE TO HAVE BEEN A MEMBER... HIS POETRY AND SPOKEN WORD WAS A HISTORY LESSON.RIP GOOD BROTHER ✌✌✌✌✌✌✌✌

    Stella Ercolani

    Fantastic artist.

  51. Jeneral J.U.-ICE

    A real Midnight Marauder! Brother with a lot of great intellect! Gil Scott-Heron, still relevant, still respected, and still relatable in 2016!

  52. Sheila Allen

    saw him at the Arlo in Camden NJ he was awesome

  53. Phoenix Rising

    Such an intelligent, creative, talented guy with a great sense of humor to boot! And that voice! I wish everyone could hear this at least once...

  54. steven wofford

    dot dot dit dot dot dash. damn if I know

    Reginald Green

    Im thinkin t-shirt

  55. J M

    12:00 am

  56. J M

    found this at midnight

  57. Brenda Kearney

    I AM YS2GOD & I AM FREE* I KNOW ALL OF THE CODES, IF YOU WANT 2 KNOW JUST ASK* I AM 4JS4U 4 U* 1-12-2016 @ 7:55 P.M.

  58. Jesus Estrada

    Dam If I know,,,,,

  59. 松本孝治

    ウェルダン'.あーバイン

  60. David Price

    I had the pleasure to see him twice. What a treat. My father introduced him to us, my brothers and me, during Saturday clean up.

  61. Xynxyl Hutchins

    Dot Dot Dit Dit Dot Dot Dash I'm Xynxyl

  62. falsepride 88

    Genious.

  63. I Am Sent me

    Right on Brother!

  64. Kendra Brevard

    FACEBOOK GOOGLE THE DRONS AND THE FREE GOVERNMENT CELL PHONES LISTEN TO WHAT HE IS SAYING

  65. Steve Prejean

    Saw him do this one at club 6234n
    Houston Tx bac N Tha day

    kevin colwell

    they had to use street sweeps and cocaine laws to bring him down, just like so many others...

    Reginald Green

    U did?!😱 lucky duck

  66. Thomas Bryant

    What year was this? This is scary in light of today's CIA, DARPA,Drones and foreign policy in the middle east. Gil was awesome.

  67. Erik Morton

    We need more brothers and sisters like this.

    MrArchangel73521

    We need you ...to vote !!!

  68. benkei oniwakamaru

    lovely listening..........    =

  69. MR.BAILEY J. NELSON

    THE DOCTOR  IS IN THE HOUSE MAN!!! 

  70. Elbert Clark

    Mr. J born Feb 28 th he gets a birthday every 4 years But he is no longes Snowed in.

  71. Larry Brumfield

    Still relevant today.

  72. Otto Miller

    Man thank you for this I got to get busy!!!

  73. thebigbluesnook

    Thank-you ! I have discovered Gil Scott Heron because of your effort.

  74. Thomas Gorman

    Thank you for up loading. Gil is so relevant today as it was then, so sorry to see people like Gil and Curtis pass on. We need new artists and social commentators like these guys.

    Thabiso Mhlaba

    They're there its just harder to find them through all the noise. 

    Maagda Lena

    @Thabiso Mhlaba As good as da Gil tho ? plz plz link !!

    Matthew Schantz

    @Maagda Lena check out mick jenkins latest album

    BRENDA PEAVY

    Check-out the innovators of Rap, TheFurious Five, Melle Mel, & The Sugar Hill Gang.

  75. Dale Andrews

    One of the first thing Obongo did was appoint a Black the head of NASA. He was told that his FIRST priority was to "embrace muslims and 'make them FEEL GOOD about their contributions to math and science. The FIRST priority. Then he cancelled the next moon mission, the Constilation.

  76. Ashura Chapman

    everything new is always sampled off of REAL old school music and poems it's all good until they literally mess up the actual original song or poem

  77. VaHio Slim

    6:30....Snoop is a biter!!!!

  78. Melia Deckers

    How could you say he reminds you of B.O.B. ? Maybe in looks, yes. But what I can't comprehend is how you couldn't get the message of what he said, but you could understand that he looks like a rapper from our day and age... Listen to his message and actuallly listen.

  79. wk4max

    when people ask me -'who brought you up -who taught you about life '' i reply '' gil scott heron.''PEACE....

  80. john Doe

    What got us Warren Harding?

  81. A Grant-Blackwell Muze

    When people hear that the POTUS won his first money through spoken word, few bothered to check it out. If people really wanted to understand Barack Obama, they should listen to Gil Scott-Heron!
    People spend far too much time listening to what we dance to, with no clue about what we LISTENED to. This explained everything Dad was screaming about during the evening news or reading the Washington Post. But we still had to sneak Gill into the house in Jackson 5 album covers.

  82. A Grant-Blackwell Muze

    This is what he should have heard before doing something so STOOPID. We've been out here over 20 years and this tells how L33T got started before they called it L33T.
    This president says stuff out loud that we used to abbreviate, like FR33 NRG. The POTUS comes from THIS art form. Snowden's just a flipping wannabe and a petty thief. He's just another paulite splitting the vote since the early 80s, which is how we got Reagan in the first place....Ron Paul!

  83. Angelo Midgette

    This is what Edward Snowden heard just before he released NSA data to the public.

  84. thinlizzy44

    No doubt; this dude lays it down.

  85. Keith Towery

    Vibrations....remorse code, damn if I know....

  86. Nadira Abdullah Muhammad

    ASA Gil was ahead of his time. that voice. The Mind. What more can one say. RIP

  87. Minerva Williams

    Still working to the new day . . . and still that I don't know ;)

  88. Jew Pacabra

    I LOVE GIL SCOTT

  89. john-felice ceprano

    GSH is speaking common sense .... words as powerful today as when they were spoken and glad to find it here

  90. milan

    take my hat off, bowed and applause 4 genius man

  91. jumpschool1

    gil and eddie hazel could be brothers. R I P both great artist

  92. wk4max

    superb! - thanks gil, peace go with you brother....

  93. carmenlidia13

    Been Listening 2 Mr. Gil Scott Heron, For a L O N G Time ~ Now He Is Timeless 2 Be 4Eva ! He Has Been TELLING PEOPLE True Knowledge 4 Decades P.B.U.H
    SEEK Knowlege.& U will Find Self Purpose & Change... Peace Out, Carmen

  94. Zatoichi444

    me too....wish I had known him personally

  95. Kam C

    An amazing talent, poet, musician, author, political activist, ....I hope God is taking his talented from earth in preparation for one of the most astounding musical events to be hosted in heaven! Even through his struggles, he gave his best....AMAZING...I will always love his talent, his music, his mission was well accomplished; people are still being touched by his truth! Feel really blessed to have met you and saw you perform... R.I.P.

  96. steven wofford

    man get all you can of this. borther

  97. technologic21

    Not making much sense are you?

  98. Jul

    basterd you're lucky I don't speak English