Gil Scott-Heron is considered the godfather of rap music, and I was saddened to hear that he passed away today. Here’s his epic The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.

This is so good, it almost makes me hate whitey. Maybe the greatest bit of social commentary that manages to tie rat bites to space travel, (OK, perhaps the only) Whitey On The Moon manages to be funny and poignant at the same time, which is no easy feat.

So let me say rest in peace Gil Scott-Heron, you were ahead of your time.