Articles tagged gil scott-heron

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.

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5 Jun 2011 // 10:00 PM

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.

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31 May 2011 // 6:38 AM

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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10 Feb 2010 // 1:00 PM

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

PHILADELPHIA — Rumors of Gil Scott-Heron’s demise have been greatly overstated, declared the man himself. “I just turned 60 last April first,” Scott-Heron shared with a

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3 Feb 2010 // 2:05 AM

Gil Scott-Heron I’m New Here (XL) Releasing: 9 February Spoken word artist and poet Gil Scott-Heron was a massive influence on the development of hip-hop.

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Give props to Gil Scott-Heron for the cutting-edge topicality of his best street poetry and jazz-inflected R&B over the last four decades and

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20 Feb 2003 // 11:00 PM

	Gil Scott-Heron: Free Will

Gil Scott-Heron reinforces his position as Godfather of Rap on Free Will, an introspective and soulful album roughly the length of a demo tape. Police

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Gil Scott-Heron, Evolution (and Flashback) The Very Best of Gil Scott-Heron

Chicago born and New York raised Gil Scott-Heron released his first of three albums in 1971 for Bob Thiele’s Flying Dutchman label. These three albums

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        Gil Scott-Heron: The Mind of Gil Scott-Heron: A Collection of Poetry and Music

Often mentioned in the same sentence as The Last Poets as a forbearer of hip-hop, Gil Scott-Heron created smooth, progressive poetry and backed it with

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Country Fried Rock: Drivin' N' Cryin' to Be Inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame

// Sound Affects

""If Drivin' N' Cryin' sounded as good in the '80s as we do now, we could have been as big as Cinderella." -- Kevn Kinney

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