Video: Gil Scott Heron, "Me & the Devil"






This track, from Gil Scott Heron's forthcoming new album—his first in 13 years—is Gil on some NEXT LEVEL depth, as if we imagined he could get any deeper. His voice is more rugged, strained, perhaps reflecting the hell he's gone through the past decade, from jail terms to drug addiction to alleged HIV affliction. There's no mistake Gil is a national treasure, one worth cherishing—ghosts, devils and all.

Video: Gil Scott Heron, "Me & the Devil"