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Kanye West pays tribute to Gil Scott-Heron

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Kanye West paid tribute to the late Gil Scott-Heron on Thursday by performing at the musician's funeral.

West performed the song 'Lost in the World' at the ceremony, which samples Scott-Heron's own track 'Comment #1'.

The so-called 'Godfather of Rap' died last week after contracting an unknown illness during a recent trip to Europe.

Scott-Heron's death has led to an outpouring of tributes from across the music industry, including the likes of Cee Lo Green and Eminem.

In addition to West's performance, Scott-Heron's daughter Gia performed some of her own poetry in tribute to the singer.

Listen to Gil Scott-Heron's classic 1974 track 'The Bottle' below:

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