Does anyone today write songs like Gil Scott Heron did back in 1971? In a world of 2 Chainz and Gucci Mane, we’re lucky to get a bit of social commentary on tracks like Kendrick Lamar’s “Swimming Pools.” So let’s not forget the OG of the rap game, Gil Scott Heron, who sadly passed away in 2011.
One of my all-time favorite albums, Heron’s beautiful 1971 “Pieces of a Man” featured the gem “Home is Where The Hatred Is.” Here we are over forty years later with a version by Chicago’s juke-music don DJ Rashad that shows how to remix a classic with class, restraint, and respect.
Gil Scott Heron – Home Is Where The Hatred Is
DJ Rashad – On My Way