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This just in: DJ Enuff premiered the brand new remix of Gil Scott-Heron's "New York Is Kiling Me" with Nas chiming in with a verse. What else would you expect from the son of a blues player? With Nas going into uncharted territory with his new Distant Relatives album with Damian Marley, he takes another musical leap forward (or in this case backwards) helping to expose the commerical rap audience to one of their unheralded forefathers, Gil Scott-Heron.
Earlier this year, GSH proclaimed I'm New Here as the title of his new album backed by a grim crop of hypnotic beats as the canvas for Gil to wax poetic. Being sandwiched into Enuff's mixshow on Hot 97 though, Enuff had to transition "New York Is Killing Me" into something more palatable coming off Drake's rock remix "Forever," G-Unit's "I'll Whip Your Head Boy," and "PSA (Public Service Announcement)" by Jay-Z. The change of pace went over well. And here it is for your enjoyment.