Richard Russell Discusses Gil Scott-Heron
–Posted by Calum Sager on 16 October 2012
As part of BBC Radio 1Xtra’s ‘Gone Too Soon’ series, XL head honcho Richard Russell sat down to discuss the life and work of Gil Scott-Heron with Benji B. Just this week it was reported that XL Recordings’ profits increased tenfold to £41.7m last year, and the man at the helm of this empire was also one of the last people to spend time with the late, great GIl Scott-Heron. The pair collaborated on Gil's last album before his tragic death, the brilliant 'I'm New Here'. In this twenty minute discussion, Richard Russell and radio host / promoter Benji B converse, in depth about their experiences with Gil in person, the influence of his work and his legacy. A very passionate and illuminating discussion in memory of one of the most important and influential lyricists of our era.