Thursday, February 18, 2010

Gil Scott-Heron: I'm New Here

I reviewed the new Gil Scott-Heron Album, I'm New Here, for RapReviews this week. I've been a fan of Scott-Heron for years, and this is a damn fine return, sixteen years after 1994's Spirits. It reminded me of Tom Wait's raspy blues.

Here's a video for "Me and The Devil," a reworking of the Robert Johnson classic:

The album is also full of spoken-word pieces, like this one:

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