Gil Scott-heron
Features // 6 Articles
Columns // 2 Articles
Reviews // 5 Articles
Blogs // 3 Articles
News // 3 Articles
Media // 1 Articles
//Features

Gil Scott-Heron: Pieces of a Man
4 Dec 2014 // 8:15 PM

In this excerpt from his book on legendary soul singer Gil Scott-Heron, Marcus Baram recounts Scott-Heron's crucial time touring with Stevie Wonder.

Gil Scott-Heron's 'The Last Holiday'
23 Feb 2012 // 3:00 PM

This posthumous memoir provides Scott-Heron’s keen insights into the music industry, the civil rights movement, modern America, governmental hypocrisy, and our wider place in the world.

//Columns

Dead Stars Tell No Tales: Whitney Houston's Death Casts New Light Onto Memoirs by Two '70s Pop Stars
28 Feb 2012 // 3:00 PM

Just as the winners of the war tend to write the history books, only survivors write memoirs. Nile Rodgers' Le Freak and Gil Scott-Heron's The Last Holiday.

On Losing Superman: Gil Scott-Heron's Rise, Fall, and All-Too-Brief Second Act
27 Jun 2011 // 4:00 PM

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.

//Reviews

Bill Ortiz: Winter in America EP
21 Feb 2012 // 3:00 PM

Santana trumpeter Bill Ortiz provides a fitting tribute to Gil Scott-Heron.

Gil Scott-Heron: I'm New Here
10 Feb 2010 // 3:00 PM

The long-disappeared singer/poet who influenced hip-hop reappears, hesitantly, without joy.

//Blogs

Waveform: New Highlights in the Electronic Underground
22 Feb 2011 // 11:00 PM

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.

Gil Scott-Heron, Derrick Hodge: 27.June.2010 - New York
30 Jun 2010 // 1:00 AM

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

//News

Gil Scott-Heron was America's soul poet
31 May 2011 // 12:38 AM

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.

'Father of hip-hop' Gil Scott-Heron is a survivor
10 Feb 2010 // 6:00 AM

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 husky

//Blogs

Is Black Widow Still a Hero? Dissecting the Misogynistic Outrage Against the Avengers

// Short Ends and Leader

"Black Widow may very well be the pinnacle of the modern action heroine, so why is there so much backlash about her role in the new Avengers film?

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