Gil Scott-Heron

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…
Anna Gaca / July 10, 2016

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…
Daniel Kreps / 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.
SPIN Staff / 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…
Miles Marshall Lewis / 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…
Marc Hogan / 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…
Kevin O'Donnell / 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…
SPIN Staff / 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:…
SPIN Staff / 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.
SPIN Staff / February 2, 2010