The Last Poet – Mister Gil Scott-Heron is back

January 19, 2010 at 10:15 Leave a comment

The man who hasn’t released an album for 13 years is back with a very interesting project: he has joined forces with producer and XL label owner Richard Russell on this one. ‘I’m New Here’ is a fusion of Heron’s unique spoken word poetry and electronic beats, sometimes mellow, sometimes dark. This is not just your average one-trick pony-comeback record. It’s a big deal, especially if you think about his rollercoaster life.

‘Me and the Devil’ is the first single – a lyrical a nod to Robert Johnson’s blues and maybe a personal reflection. There’s no doubt he had a huge influence on rapping and soul music. Kanye West used his ‘Home is Where The Hatred Is’, a song about addiction and solitude.  Masters at Work and many others have used his music and made their own versions of it, but they won’t compare to what’s still to come from the master poet.

There won’t be another track like ‘The Revolution Will Not Be Televised’ or his album with Brian Jackson, but don’t worry, you may find a future classic on the new one

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