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Monday, June 27 2011

On Losing Superman: Gil Scott-Heron’s Rise, Fall, and All-Too-Brief Second Act

We thought Gil Scott-Heron was bulletproof. He wasn’t. We thought he’d know better. He didn’t. He was human. And I‘m New Here, not his greatest work, is his most human work.


Sunday, June 5 2011

Gil and the Devil: Remembering Gil Scott-Heron

In an irony that Gil himself must have appreciated, the return of revolution to the global landscape arrived at moment when mass media enjoy more dominance than ever.


Tuesday, May 31 2011

Gil Scott-Heron was America’s soul poet

Public Enemy's Chuck D once said hip-hop was black America's CNN. If so, Gil Scott-Heron was the network's first great anchorman, presaging hip-hop and infusing soul and jazz with poetry, humor and pointed political commentary.


Monday, March 7 2011

Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx: We’re New Here

The sly luxury of the xx's debut is present here, but it’s fortified by a full-bodied, slo-mo, nigh-on-backwards, skank.


Wednesday, February 23 2011

Waveform: New Highlights in the Electronic Underground

To pair Jamie XX’s interest in this territory with a musical figure like Gil Scott-Heron makes even more sense than perhaps the original conceit of I’m New Here.


Wednesday, June 30 2010

Gil Scott-Heron, Derrick Hodge: 27.June.2010 - New York

Gil Scott-Heron brought his legendary brand of soul, and surprise guest, Common, to Central Park’s Summerstage Sunday.


Wednesday, February 10 2010

‘Father of hip-hop’ Gil Scott-Heron is a survivor


Wednesday, February 3 2010

Gil Scott-Heron - I’m New Here (new album / video / stream)


Thursday, February 20 2003

Gil Scott-Heron: Free Will


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