1. This Day in Music

    October 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Musician/poet Gil Scott-Heron is sentenced to one to three years in state prison in a New York court, after he failed to appear at an Oct. 1 hearing regarding the mandatory drug rehabili 2001 - Musician/poet Gil Scott-Heron is sentenced to one to three years in state…

  2. Blazing Arrow

    May 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop that makes you think? It's not as novel a concept as some might imagine. Blackalicious proves this on its major-label debut. Hip-hop that makes you think? It's not as novel a concept as some might imagine. Blackalicious proves this on its major-label debut. MC and frontman…

  3. Snoop, James Brown Bring The Funk 'Undercover'

    May 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Hollywood Records brings the funk with the '70s-inspired soundtrack to the upcoming Universal comedy "Undercover Brother." Snoop Dogg's "Undercova Funk (Give Up the Funk)" will serve as the lead singl Hollywood Records brings the funk with the '70s-inspired…

  4. Billboard Bits: Gil Scott-Heron, Nine Inch Nails, & more

    October 31, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Gil Scott-Heron, Nine Inch Nails, Boyz II Men, Greg Dulli, Lo Fidelity Allstars Musician/poet Gil Scott-Heron was sentenced to one to three years in state prison Monday (Oct. 29) in a New York court, after he failed to appear at an Oct. 1 hearing regarding the mandatory drug…

  5. Spearhead Tackles 'Human' Concept

    March 20, 2001 12:00 AM EST Musician/poet/activist Michael Franti (Beatnigs, Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy) has revived his '90s group Spearhead. The soul/funk/hip-hop group will release "Stay Human" -- its first album in four Musician/poet/activist Michael Franti (Beatnigs, Disposable Heroes Of…

  6. Gil Scott-Heron concert review, New York, Jan. 14,

    January 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST Gil Scott-Heron concert review, New York, Jan. 14, 2001 For 12 years, this event of spoken word poetry and music has honored the birthday of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. The connection between musicians and MLK is a little-known but direct one -- Stevie Wonder was instrumental…

  7. Concert review of Gil Scott-Heron in New York City

    January 18, 2001 12:00 AM EST Concert review of Gil Scott-Heron in New York City, Jan. 14, 2001.I For 12 years, this event of spoken word poetry and music has honored the birthday of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. The connection between musicians and MLK is a little-known but direct one -- Stevie Wonder was…

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