Listen to ‘Songs for Survival,’ Jay Z’s Playlist About Social Injustice
After sharing "Spiritual," an original protest song addressing police violence against African-Americans, Jay Z has returned to TIDAL with a curated playlist of activist music…
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Gil Scott-Heron, Steve Jobs Earn Posthumous Grammy Honors
Hip-hop pioneer Gil Scott-Heron, southern rockers the Allman Brothers, and Steve Jobs will be honored with special Grammys at this February's ceremony. Scott-Heron, who passed…
December 21, 2011
Winehouse Leaves Rehab, Dre ‘Detox’ Update + More
After a one-week stint, Amy Winehouse has checked out of a London rehab and is set to embark on a summer European tour.
June 3, 2011
Gil Scott-Heron: A Tribute to Greatness
My beloved hiphop generation came of age at that meta-moment in history when it seemed that the artists among us could only aspire to remixing…
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June 2, 2011
Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie xx, ‘We’re New Here’ (XL/Young Turks)
Hip-hop godfather Gil Scott-Heron was 2010's comeback kid, but his I'm New Here was remarkable for the former Rikers inmate's grizzled reflections more than its…
February 22, 2011
Hear It: Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie xx’s Remix Album
On February 22, rap pioneer Gil Scott-Heron ("The Revolution Will Not Be Televised") and the xx's Jamie Smith will release their collaborative album We're New…
February 13, 2011
Best & Worst Moments of Coachella: Day One
BEST USE OF A ROCK GOD: THEM CROOKED VULTURESThe lone survivor of Led Zeppelin's legendary rhythm section needs no introduction but got a nice one…
April 17, 2010
New Albums from Massive Attack, Hot Chip & 6 More!
Here's a rundown of the albums available online and in record stores today:…
February 9, 2010
Review: Gil Scott-Heron, ‘I’m New Here’
While author/poet/activist/proto-rapper Gil Scott-Heron hasn't released an album in 13 years, I'm New Here isn't so much a comeback as a testament to spiritual resilience.
February 2, 2010
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