New music from Gil Scott-Heron? Oh shit, y’all... that’s serious news. Supposedly this album drops in February, courtesy of the British label XL Recordings.
And if you’re willing to give those guys your email address, you can download a FREE MP3 right now... a one-minute track called “Where Did the Night Go.” Click here to hear it on my Vox blog.
To cop the download, follow this link.
I did not realize that the British have such love for Gil. Must be partly due to the fact that his father – Jamaican-born Gil Heron – had been a soccer player in Scotland.
The BBC aired a fabulous report on Gil Scott-Heron last month. It’s embedded below (in two parts). The man looks shockingly old for 60, and sounds like he’s singing and talking through full dentures.
But at least he’s still kickin’... and out of prison.