Ultra influential and always controversial, Gil Scott-Heron will be releasing his first album in 16 years in early 2010. A preview of the poet and musicians new material, who is widely acknowledged with being a major influence on the development of rap and nu soul, is available here

200px-TRWNBT_albumAnd until the album comes out, check out these classics, starting with “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”:

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Man do I love the meandering, melancholiness of this intro, taken from 1974s “Winter In America” album, recorded with Brian Jackson200px-Winter_In_America

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The album is released on XL and hits January 2010.