In addition to his song “Spiritual,” which deals with the issue of police brutality, Jay Z has released a playlist of songs to get us through the crushing violence lately exposed by social media. “Songs for Survival” includes music by Beyoncé, Curtis Mayfield, James Brown, Common, Outkast, Gil Scott-Heron, Fela Kuti, Kendrick Lamar, Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye, Kanye West, and others....more
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Gil-Scott Heron was a man of many fragments, and Marcus Baram is intent on unearthing all of them:
Gil did marathon writing sessions, staying up for days, taking a break every once in a while to play cards in the student union.
Gil Scott-Heron died on May 27, at age 62. As I write this, there’s no official cause of death. We’ll know soon enough. This is America, after all. Whatever the medical details suggest, I’m listing his official cause of death as grief....more
Here’s a video that didn’t work in the video interrupt. We like this dude....more
Note: I’m adding this late, but it’s important. Our sincerest condolences go out to the friends and family and admirers of Lucille Clifton, who died yesterday at the age of 73. She was a tremendous voice for poetry and she will be missed....more