Henry Rollins has dubbed himself as one of Rock and Rolls ninjas.
“The Ninja, as you know, operates by stealth. And so, case in point: I put out records… no one hears them! I make videos… (whispers) no one sees! I go on tour…. (whispers) no one knows! NINJA! I was never here!”
For Hip Hop, this man is Gil Scott Heron.
Even if you don’t know Gil Scott, you’ve heard him. He’s everywhere. He’s in Kanye, he’s in Common, he’s in Atmosphere, he’s in Mos Def.
I put together a list of the sampler and the samplee below.
If you dig it do yourself a favor and check out more of the source material.