Soul and R&B: Year in Review 2010
Published Nov 29, 20109. Gil Scott-Heron I'm New Here (XL)
The best way to get people to stop talking about your crack cocaine problem is to release an astonishing piece of art. Teaming with the man who discovered the Prodigy, Scott-Heron dropped jaws with this first LP in 16 years. The content is similar ― a lyrical rebellion against the skewed policies of the ruling class ― but this time Scott-Heron veers deep into his own soul to finger the oppressors. It's still true that the revolution will not be televised, but with I'm Still Here, the revolution will also not be internalized.