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20th February, 2010

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I’m New Here (XL)

If Gil Scott-Heron can come back from the dead, anyone can. With his best work nearly 40 years behind him, he’s spent the last decade or two rattling around at the bottom of the barrel, enduring jail sentences and battling drug addiction. At the time that Richard Russell signed him to XL, he was languishing in the notorious Rikers Island prison.

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