a musical treasure


Gil Scott-Heron’s Music in Television and Film

For several generations, Gil’s work has and continues to influence popular culture and media.  Some recent placements include:


  • “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” on Scandal (ABC) episode 506 air date 10/29/15
  • “Me and the Devil” in the season two finale of the TV series “Power” (Starz).
  • “Whitey on the Moon” in episode 110 of the TV series “Astronaut Wives Club” (ABC).
  • “New York”, which samples “New York Is Killing Me,” used in an
    Aeropostale on-line commercial.
  • “Paper Doll” by PM Dawn, which samples “Angola, Louisiana,” for use in bumpers on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.”
  • “NY Is Killing Me” in the HBO series High Maintenance starring Hannibal Burress.
  • “Me and The Devil” on The Good Wife (CBS).
  • “Me and The Devil” on Elementary (CBS).
  • “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” in film “Mandela Long Walk To Freedom.”
  • “Home Is Where The Hatred Is” in film” Dope.

Gil Scott-Heron 2012 Lifetime achievement award winner


Family of Gil Scott-Heron is interviewed at the 54th GRAMMY Awards Nominees Reception on Feb. 12, 2012, at Staples Center in Los Angeles.



Children Rumal Rackley, Nia Kelly-Heron, Chegianna Newton and Gia Scott-Heron accept The Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of Gil Scott-Heron at the Special Merit Awards Ceremony & Nominees Reception in 2012.


Race trailer featuring Gil’s Poem “ Running”

The Gunman Trailer featuring Gil’s “Me and the Devil”

Chanel ad featuring Gil’s “I’ll Take Care of You” (version 1)

Chanel ad featuring Gil’s “I’ll Take Care of You” (version 2)