Revolutionary poet and singer-songwriter Gil Scott-Heron, best known for his songs “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” and “The Bottle,” died last Friday at NYC’s St Luke’s Hospital at the age of 62.
The xx’s Jamie Smith has reworked Gil Scott-Heron’s new album, ‘I’m New Here’, and will release the result on XL Recordings in February 2011. Listen to “NY Is Killing Me” here.
Watch the video for Gil Scott-Heron’s “Me And The Devil”. Taken from the 2010 album, ‘I’m New Here’.