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Single by Gil Scott-Heron
Released 1984
Recorded 1984
Genre Electronic, hip hop
Length 6:42
Label Arista

Re-Ron is a 1984 song by Gil Scott-Heron. It criticizes the campaign for the re-election of Ronald Reagan.[1][2] It was recorded in collaboration with Bill Laswell.[3][4][5]

Notable lines include:

"Would we take Fritz without Grits? We'd take Fritz the Cat. Would we take Jesse Jackson? Hell, we'd take Michael Jackson!"

The B-side of the record was "B-movie" which criticized the election of a former B-movie actor as the new president of the United States of America. These two songs by Scott-Heron were among many songs criticizing Reagan recorded by artists during the 1980s.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Gil Scott-Heron - Re-Ron at Discogs". Retrieved 2014-07-11. 
  2. ^ "Gil Scott Heron", Soulwalking,
  3. ^ Peter Buckley (ed), The Rough Guide to Rock, Rough Guides, 2003, p 910
  4. ^ "Rebels Wit Attitude: Subversive Rock Humorists - Iain Ellis - Google Books". 2008-10-29. Retrieved 2014-07-11. 
  5. ^ "A Change is Gonna Come: Music, Race & the Soul of America - Craig Hansen Werner - Google Books". Retrieved 2014-07-11.