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Gil Scott-Heron
I'm New Here

Gil Scott-Heron - I'm New Here

Without doubt one of the most important voices in 20th century music, Gil Scott-Heron has been called a Vietnam-era Langston Hughes, a proto-rap pioneer, and - offensively but not inaccurately - the black Bob Dylan, someone whose unfailingly sharp and ironic eye spared neither black-power phonies or scheming presidents.

In 1971 he laid out the blueprint for the whole rap genre with his slinky, bad-as-fuck anthem 'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised' -- on which the then 23 year old poetically dismantled the entire 70s culture -- while throughout a career spanning five decades, Scott-Heron's deep, soulful voice spoke of nukes, Reaganomics or apartheid, always from deep inside the tradition.

TAGS: Jazz | R&B | Rap/Hip-Hop

TRACK LISTING

  1. On Coming From A Broken Home (Pt. 1)
  2. Me And The Devil
  3. I'm New Here
  4. Your Soul And Mine
  5. Parents (Interlude)
  6. I'll Take Care Of You
  7. Being Blessed (Interlude)
  8. Where Did The Night Go
  9. I Was Guided (Interlude)
  10. New York Is Killing Me
  11. Certain Things (Interlude)
  12. Running
  13. The Crutch
  14. I've Been Me (Interlude)
  15. On Coming From A Broken Home (Pt. 2)

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