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Common feat. Bilal - The 6th Sense (2000)

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Released in February 2000, the ‘The 6th Sense’ was the lead single off Like Water for Chocolate, Common’s hugely successful, fourth studio album.   40 more words

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From Jean-Michel Basquiat to Gil Scott-Heron, Addiction & The Artistic Mind

Ever since Gil Scott-Heron passed away I’ve been thinking a lot about addiction and the role it plays in the lives of creative people. In Gil Scott-Heron’s case it was crack that was his vice and pulled him from public view for the better part of a decade, but he was not alone in his penchant for escapism. 1,268 more words

Profile: Gil Scott-Heron

Considered by many to be the first MC ever, Gil Scott-Heron was a soul and jazz spoken word poet whose work with musician Brian Jackson, notably their 1970s albums Pieces of a Man and Winter in America, inspired the birth of hip hop. 1,504 more words

Let's Push Things Forward

There’s a group of ageing Hollywood actors who appear to have given up learning their craft. They might have been a hot ticket in town 30 years ago, but now they turn up in forgettable films, probably thinking only of the paycheck. 375 more words