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Gil Scott-Heron

Richard Harrington, Unicorn Times, June 1975

"I'VE BEEN doing what I'm doing for five years on records and for longer in my life," says Gil Scott-Heron, who seems to be approaching national recognition for his mixing music and poetry in a style which, while straddling pop and more serious music, is firmly rooted in black pride and power. "People are now becoming aware and deciding that they're interested in it. It wasn't ever called straddling when we couldn't sell records and nobody was coming to our shows. It was just called what we dig."

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