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My biography of the late Gil Scott-Heron is now available in stores and online through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Powell’s Books.

I conducted over 200 interviews and spent two years of reporting to tell his story, the most definitive account of this musical genius’s life and legacy.

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Reviews:

“Controversial and enigmatic, the tragic trajectory of Scott-Heron’s life and career is expertly examined in this testament to one of the last great radical artists.” – Kirkus

“Baram’s exacting, intimate, and sensitive portrait preserves and honors Scott-Herron’s unique genius and essential legacy.” – Booklist

“A poignant portrait… of the artist as a black man struggling to make sense of his culture from the 1960s to his death… Baram’s appreciative biography offers a glimpse into the complex feelings and thoughts of this Renaissance man we lost much too soon.”             – Publishers Weekly

“An addict and a recluse; a genius and a poet; a defacto founder of hip=hop who died in poverty, afraid to open his front door. Baram…traces Gil Scott-Heron’s complicated path in the first full-on biographical work devoted to a career as turbulent as it was brilliant.”   – NOLA.com, The Times-Picayune

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