Gil Scott-Heron

 
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André Cymone plays the records that changed his life

  In 2012, writer Ericka Blount Danois searched out André Cymone and secured one of the first interviews from the…

September 18th, 2014 | Ericka | Articles
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Wax Poetics Issue 58

It’s not about giving the middle finger and saying, “Whatever.” It’s about real talk.

April 15th, 2014 | Wax Poetics | Wax Poetics Magazine
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Stevie Wonder and Gil Scott-Heron’s Fight for MLK

The story of how two legendary, influential musicians used their talents to join forces with Coretta Scott King in securing a national holiday.

January 20th, 2014 | Chris Williams | Articles
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Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson

The record features Jackson on the TONTO, an amalgamation of classic and custom modular synthesizers built by creator Malcolm Cecil…

June 11th, 2013 | Alex Suskind | Re:Discovery
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I mastered what?

You’ve heard, loved, and looked out the window wistfully to “I’m a Fool to Want You” and “Cristo Redentor,” and watched me walk down the street to “The Emperor” (DON’T LIE I SAW YOU)…

March 4th, 2013 | Logan Melissa | Guest Blog
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Issue 48

Nina Simone / Theophilus London / Shock G / Billy Cox / Yabby You / Dom Salvador / Neu! / Hudson Mohawke

September 6th, 2011 | Wax Poetics | Wax Poetics Magazine
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Gil Scott-Heron

May 28th, 2011 | Wax Poetics | Videos
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Poetic Revolution

Gil Scott-Heron was born on April 1, 1949. Sixty-two years later, the spoken-word artist, poet, and musician continues to create…

April 1st, 2011 | Wax Poetics | Today in History
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Nuclear Reactions

On March 28, 1979, the United States was forced to restructure its systems of nuclear power plants after an accident…

March 28th, 2011 | Wax Poetics | Today in History
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José James dances effortlessly between classic vocal jazz and electronic funk

If it’s true what Zappa said, that “jazz isn’t dead, it just smells funny,” then its oft-maligned and sickly cousin,…

January 13th, 2011 | Allen Thayer | Articles
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The Bamboos: Top Ten Albums of 2010

Read about the Bamboos in Wax Poetics issue 42 What happened for you in 2010? We released our fourth studio…

December 30th, 2010 | Marisa Aveling | Top (20)10
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Issue 42

re:Discovery Tito Ramos, Curtis Mayfield, Joi, Jeff Redd, D.J. Rogers Bilal Philly soul cat comes full circle Spree Wilson Singer-songwriter finds his niche The…

July 22nd, 2010 | Wax Poetics | Wax Poetics Magazine
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Issue 40

re:Discovery Resume, Scorpio, Tyrone and Carr, Eduardo Mateo and El Kinto Conjunto (and Friends), Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson In…

March 23rd, 2010 | Wax Poetics | Wax Poetics Magazine

A look back twenty years on Aaliyah’s short but influential career.

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