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


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


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