“Me and the Devil” is one of the song from Gil Scott-Heron’s last album- “I’m new here”. Maybe you never heard about this man, but he’s been around for a very long time, his first album was released in 1970. Also his music had an huge influence on the development of some other music genres like hip hop and neo soul.
The soul singer that died last year in may described himself as an “bluesologist” which he defined as “a scientist who is concerned with the origin of the blues”.
Gil Scott-Heron is described in New York Times as ” the poet and recording artist whose syncopated spoken style and mordant critiques of politics, racism and mass media in pieces like “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” made him a notable voice of black protest culture in the 1970s and an important early influence on hip-hop”.