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In keeping with the hip-hop theme of some of our recent posts, check out Alec Wilkinson’s profile of Gil Scott-Heron, the musician frequently called the “godfather of rap,” in this week’s magazine. (Subscribers can read the full text; others can buy access to the issue via the digital edition.) Here Monique de Latour narrates a slide show of her never-before-seen photographs of Scott-Heron, whom she met in 1995. She talks about their relationship, his musical performances, and his struggles with drug abuse.

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