Considered by many to be the first MC ever, Gil Scott-Heron was a soul and jazz spoken word poet whose work with musician Brian Jackson, notably their 1970s albums Pieces of a Man and Winter in America, inspired the birth of hip hop.
Playwright, poet. Christopher Marlowe was a poet and playwright at the forefront of the 16th-century dramatic renaissance. His works influenced William Shakespeare and generations of writers to follow.
D.H. Lawrence is best known for his infamous novel Lady Chatterley's Lover, which was banned in the United States until 1959. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential writers of the 20th century.