Had Revive been a magazine during the ’70s, then Gil Scott-Heron would have made the front page regularly. The “bluesologist” (as he liked to call himself) was melding music that had elements of soul, jazz, blues, and hip-hop before hip-hop had even existed. Famously known for “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” Gil Scott-Heron revolutionized the way audiences perceived what it meant to be a vocalist by merging spoken word with soul/funk-jazz grooves.

Audio Premiere: Charenee Wade Covers Gil Scott-Heron's "Ain't No Such Thing As Superman"
“Gil makes you think about what you can do as an artist,” comments Motéma recording artist Charenee Wade. “Most artists today don’t use their platform to shift consciousness like Gil and artists of his day used to do. He inspires me to do my own thing, to not be afraid to say what I want to say.” In tribute to the late artist, Wade dropped her version of GSH’s classic “Ain’t No Such Thing As Superman” from her upcoming Offering: The Music of Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson LP. Wade’s forthcoming Motéma release will be dropping on June 23rd and will feature a host of luminaries including Christian McBrideMalcolm Jamal WarnerLakecia BenjaminStefon HarrisMarcus Miller, and many more. Scroll down to listen to “Ain’t No Such Thing as Superman.” Stay tuned for more on Charenee Wade and Offering.

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