Gil Scott-Heron's got a new record out, and though I've only heard a couple tracks, it definitely warrants attention.
This dude's influenced more artists that we listen to than most of us realize. It's a real treat when the figureheads or progenitors of a movement or genre continue to produce, or return to producing music that is not a victory lap of heavy-handed history lesson but a vital and thriving piece of art in itself. Seems that's what Heron has done with I'm New Here.
Check it out. I'll be playing some this week on Range Life.