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 // 9:15 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 // 4:00 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 // 4:00 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 // 5:00 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 // 4:00 PM

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

Gil Scott-Heron: I'm New Here
10 Feb 2010 // 4:00 PM

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

//Blogs

Waveform: New Highlights in the Electronic Underground
23 Feb 2011 // 12:00 AM

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 // 2:00 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 // 1:38 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 // 7:00 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

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Mr. Robot: Episode 6 -- "Br4ve-Trave1er.asf

// Channel Surfing

"When episode six opens to find Elliot in terror and panic, it is soon confirmed that he should be.

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