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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Gil Scott-Heron, R.I.P.

Posted by Ezra Ace Caraeff on Sat, May 28, 2011 at 1:49 PM

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It's absolutely devastating to report, but Gil Scott-Heron has passed away. The highly influential (just ask Kanye West) poet and singer lived a difficult life with plenty of missteps along the way, but he made an absolutely remarkable comeback in 2010 with I'm New Here, which was without a doubt my favorite recording of last year. He was 62 years old.

LISTEN:

Gil Scott-Heron - "I'm New Here"


Gil Scott-Heron - "Lady Day and John Coltrane"

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