The revolution will not be televised

from Gil Scott-Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised on Rap Genius

Meaning

One of the most famous lines in rap history. Snoop Dogg points to Scott-Heron as one of his major influences. He even comes at the world with a modern interpretation of Gil’s woes on the Gorillaz over-technological Plastic Beach album. Snoop oozes out the line “The revolution will be televised” to kick off the album.

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