Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Love at first sight... Me and the Devil by Gil Scott-Heron

My friend Maryama made me discover this amazing video, beautiful music and skateboard, which was enough to make me impatient to share it with you guys…
Gil Scott-Heron was born in Chicago, Illinois April 1, 1949 but spent his early childhood in Jackson, Tennessee, the home of his grandmother. Here comes the little story which I'm sure lots of my friends are gonna enjoy… His father Gil Heron of Jamaican descent, nicknamed "The Black Arrow", was a soccer player who, in the 1950s, became the first black athlete to play for Glasgow's Celtic Football Club.
Scott-Heron attended Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, that's how he met Brian Jackson with whom he formed the band Black & Blues. After school he took a year off to write the novels The Vulture and The Nigger Factory, this first one being published in 1970 and well received. Whilst being a musician, a writer and a poet, he's been quite a few times to jail.
He released his new album, I'm New Here on independent label XL Recordings on February 9, 2010. Me and the Devil is the first single from this new opus. Listen, watch and enjoy!


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