The first video from the legendary Gil Scott-Heron's XL debut, a strange and wonderful collision. Scott-Heron's voice is aggressive here, maybe more so than we remember. It's a different kind of anger than present on his long career's worth of social protest songs (and social protest jokes). The video, of Day of the Dead face painted skaters, continues the grim vibe. Scott-Heron only appears in poster form and then briefly through garbled static, a real myth. We posted the MP3 of this track a few weeks back, be sure to grab it to hold you over until the album's February release.
January 15, 2010