Friday, February 24 2012
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.
Monday, June 6 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.
Wednesday, January 19 2011
Slipped Discs continues with the return of a legendary power pop band, previously unreleased Springsteen gems, the resurrection of '60s British folk rock sounds, loads of indie rockers and many more. All records that missed our top 70 list last year.
Friday, December 24 2010
Sixty slices of musical greatness highlighted by one of the most delightful expletive-ridden hits in pop music history.
Wednesday, July 18 2007
"Just a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine, go down .." Julie Andrews sang in Mary Poppins. Indeed, a bitter dose of angry words in need of saying, and set to a beat, quite effectively gets heard.
Wednesday, February 29 2012
Dead Stars Tell No Tales: Whitney Houston's Death Casts New Light Onto Memoirs by Two '70s Pop Stars
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.
Tuesday, June 28 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.
Wednesday, February 22 2012
Santana trumpeter Bill Ortiz provides a fitting tribute to Gil Scott-Heron.
Thursday, February 11 2010
The long-disappeared singer/poet who influenced hip-hop reappears, hesitantly, without joy.
Friday, February 21 2003
Sunday, January 1 1995
Sunday, January 1 1995
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.
Wednesday, February 3 2010
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.…
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.
Wednesday, February 10 2010
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…
Tuesday, April 29 2008
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 the activist…