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R.I.P. Gil Scott-Heron

1949 – 2011 Just over a year after Gil Scott-Heron reintroduced himself to the world with the raw, soulful I’m New Here and less than a year after he collaborated with Jamie xx on the remix, We’re New Here, he has departed our world.  Details are yet to be released on what happened to the 62 year old legend, but… Read more →

Derailed: Gil Scott-Heron – I’m New Here

Every so often I will be posting under the ‘Derailed’ heading. This is for posts that are outside my normal comfort area…indie rock/pop. It’s funny that a man who has been called the Godfather of Rap would start his first album in 16 years with a sample from Kanye West‘s Flashing Lights.  More funny because Kanye sampled him not that… Read more →