Monday, June 27 2011
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
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
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
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
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 brought his legendary brand of soul, and surprise guest, Common, to Central Park’s Summerstage Sunday.