Gil Scott-Heron: New York is Killing Me
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Gil Scott-Heron made a name for himself in the late seventies and early eighties with a string of prolific recordings. Born in Chicago (on April Fools Day), but raised in the Bronx, his brand of music and spoken-word street poetry became an inspiration to legions of neo-soul and Hip Hop upstarts. In fact, many consider his body of work a direct precursor to the genre. Hit songs like “The Bottle” and “Johannesburg” still sound fresh today, some thirty years after initial release.
After years of drug-related offenses and prison time, Scott-Heron is back with I’m New Here, his first album of new material since 1994. One track stands out from the rest on this short, 28-minute record – “New York is Killing Me.”
Go ahead, take a swig from the bottle…
Read more about Gil Scott-Heron at All Music Guide.