Gil Scott-Heron

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40 Disco Songs That Definitely Don’t Suck

Disco Demolition Night, which happened 40 years ago today, is the day two genres were marked for death. Disco itself was one of them, of…
Nate Patrin | July 12, 2019 - 9:48 am

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The 9 Best Videos Of The Week

I don't think there could be a Best Videos Of The Week column without a clip of someone spanking or spitting on someone else. I…
jessica | March 4, 2011 - 6:04 pm

More Gil Scott-Heron stories

Gil Scott-Heron & Makaya McCraven – “Where Did The Night Go”

A decade ago, the legendary spoken-word poet Gil Scott-Heron closed a 16-year gap between albums with I'm New Here, a collaboration with XL Recordings leader…
Chris DeVille | January 8, 2020 - 10:28 am

My Morning Jacket Cover Gil Scott-Heron

Last week, My Morning Jacket played MSG and in the midst of their epic sprawl of a live show, the band unwrapped covers of Gil…
Corban Goble | December 21, 2011 - 12:28 pm

R.I.P. Gil Scott-Heron

Gil Scott-Heron passed away in NYC earlier today. The soulful spoken-word artist, best known for 1970's "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised," experienced a resurgence…
Scott Lapatine | May 27, 2011 - 11:18 pm

Jamie xx Reworks Gil Scott-Heron

We mentioned Gil Scott- Heron's first album in 16 years, I'm New Here, when it came out back in June, and mentioned director Chris Cunningham's…
jessica | November 29, 2010 - 3:41 pm

Kanye West – “Lost In The World” (Feat. Bon Iver)

Kanye West track "Lost In The World" found its way to the internet. It's the one that samples Bon Iver's "Woods," and one of about…
jessica | September 29, 2010 - 10:55 am

Gil Scott-Heron – “New York Is Killing Me” (Chris Cunningham Remix) Video

When MoMA premieres your video, your video is probably not Wavves' "Post Acid." After debuting "I'm New Here" at IFC, Gil Scott-Heron introduced folks to…
Brandon Stosuy | September 28, 2010 - 10:27 am

Gil Scott-Heron “I’m New Here” Video

In February Gil Scott-Heron released his first new record in about 16 years. It's almost all new, original material, save for a couple songs, like…
jessica | June 7, 2010 - 12:54 pm

Coachella 2010: Jay-Z, LCD, Disco Balls & Chandeliers

Four years into my Coachella career and I've never experienced an Indio spring so mild. It's a gift from the gods meaning Brooklynites like Scott…
Amrit Singh | April 17, 2010 - 9:39 pm

Gil Scott-Heron … Now With Kanye West Samples!

We told you I'm New Here includes a cover of the Smog song it references. After streaming the collection, we know it also samples West's…
Brandon Stosuy | February 2, 2010 - 9:10 am

New Gil Scott-Heron – “Where Did The Night Go”

Legendary spoken word poet Gil Scott Heron's I'm New Here (1/11, XL), his first album since '94, includes a cover of the Smog song its…
Brandon Stosuy | November 18, 2009 - 4:33 pm