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Gil Scott-Heron

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Gil Scott-Heron

Gil Scott-Heron artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

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December 11, 2007 Hear an interview and in-studio performance by the massively influential poet and performer.

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Interviews & Profiles

Gil Scott-Heron

February 6, 2010 Scott-Heron's new album, I'm New Here, is unlike anything the spoken-word artist has made.

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January 21, 2008 Poet and musician Gil Scott-Heron reads from his book about the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday.

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News

Explore NPR Music's interactive memorial to the musicians, songwriters and producers who died in 2011.

December 30, 2011 Listening back to some of the musicians we lost in 2011.

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Gil Scott-Heron on the cover of The Mind of Gil Scott-Heron, the album on which "Jose Campos Torres" was released.

May 28, 2011 Gil Scott-Heron's politically charged lyrics were a precursor of rap.

Reviews

February 11, 2010 Many consider the singer/songwriter a forefather of modern rap.

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Gillian Welch

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Spoon

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Rodrigo y Gabriela

Rodrigo y Gabriela

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Bon Iver

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Charles Mingus

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Emerson String Quartet

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

NPR Music explores the life and voice of the passionate Qawwali singer.

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Wye Oak

Exclusive performances from the pop duo from Baltimore.

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M.I.A.

Music and news from the Sri Lanka-born hip-hop artist and producer.

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Arcade Fire

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I'm New Here

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  • Album: I'm New Here
  • Artist: Gil Scott-Heron
  • Label: XL
  • Released: 2010
 

Ghetto Style

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The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

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