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Stream Gil Scott-Heron’s I’m New Here

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By most accounts, the last decade wasn’t one of the easiest for Gil Scott-Heron, who spent much of the aughts in and out of New York prisons and drug rehab facilities. But credit to XL for getting him back into the studio–I’m New Here, out next week, is a real, serious record, affecting far beyond its minimal running time. The album is streaming at Scott-Heron’s website now or right here (below), front to back, Kanye samples, Bobby Bland/Smog covers, and all. “New York Is Killing Me” is entirely his own, and that’s as good a place to start as any.