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Gil Scott-Heron remembered by Jamie Byng

1523 days ago
Guardian MusicThe American poet and musician had a voice like no other, but he also made you think, recalls Jamie ByngI first met Gil Scott-Heron by sneaking backstage after a gig he played in Edinburgh in 1992. I was clutching a bootlegged Reggae Sunsplash festiv... more info

Bobby Womack and Jonathan Ross on 10 years of Gorillaz

1541 days ago
Guardian MusicSoul singer Bobby Womack reveals how a phone call from Gorillaz helped him rekindle his career, and TV presenter Jonathan Ross hails the unlikely cartoon groupThe roll-call of Gorillaz collaborators over the last decade includes Danger Mouse, Ibrahim... more info

Drake Feat. Rihanna – Take Care

1556 days ago
Discobelle.netSooo, the new Drake album leaked today, and this is maybe one of the most interesting cuts from it – heavily using the source material from Jamie XX’s remix of Gil Scott-Heron’s “I’ll Take Care Of You” track. This ... more info

Three New Mixes From Beady Eye

1570 days ago
Stopcryingyourheartout.comWe were expecting two new mixes from Andy to lead up to the UK tour in November. However he has been in touch over the weekend to give us this brand new mix - 'What The World Is Waiting For...' - and asked that it be uploaded first.The other two mixe... more info

Gil Scott-Heron - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (Rockumentary)

1602 days ago
Totally Fuzzy This BBC FOUR documentary from Grammy-winning director Don Letts looks at the godfather of rap's significance to music and civil rights. Scott-Heron's confrontational, no-nonsense street poetry and songwriting skills have inspired the mode... more info

TV on the Radio

1609 days ago
TopixAs fiercely political as Gil Scott-Heron and with the progressive futurism of Prince, TV on the Radio might be the most culturally significant indie rock act of the past decade. more info

Download Jamie xx’s FACT Mix

1612 days ago
StereogumJamie xx, the xx producer and Gil Scott-Heron collaborator, has a recorded a new half-hour mix of house and garage for FACT. The mix features a few Jamie xx remixes and a bunch of tracks I don’t recognize; there’s no tracklist for this on... more info

Listen to Jamie xx’s BBC Essential Mix

1627 days ago
Nialler9It was coming all year. A 2 hour Essential mix from Jamie xx that starts with Orbital’s ‘Belfast’ and continues with Gil Scott Heron interludes, tracks from James Blake soundalike Ifan Dafydd, Koreless, Floating Points, Fantastic M... more info

My favourite album: It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back by Public Enemy

1644 days ago
Guardian MusicContinuing our new series in which Guardian and Observer writers pick their favourite albums – with a view that you might do the same – Dorian Lynskey says consider yourself ... warned!To find, at an impressionable age, a record that not ... more info

Get rich or die tryin': how hip-hop changed the world

1645 days ago
Guardian MusicFrom Public Enemy to P Diddy, a new documentary charts how rap became a global phenomenon out of anger, sex and blingIt's 1989 and I'm hangin' tough with my 11.99 skateboard from Argos and a bright yellow Sony Walkman in Stanmore, a leafy suburb of ... more info

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