I’ve been looking for this video for ages! There was quite the big to-do about “New York is Killing Me”, the latest video from Gil Scott-Heron’s [amazon-product text=”I’m New Here”” tracking_id=”popblerdcom-20″ type=”text”]B002ZBT84G[/amazon-product](my favorite album of 2010 so far, BTW), receiving it’s premiere at a special event at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. But as quickly as the news hit the interwebs, the video vanished. And I mean VANISHED.
So it took a little bit of sleuthing for me to uncover this clip, but it’s definitely worth it. The best word I can use to describe it is “haunting”, from the visuals to Scott-Heron’s world-weary vocals. This kind of reminds me of the way I felt when I left New York City a couple years ago. Love the place, but it just ain’t for me anymore.
(Have I mentioned yet that you should pick up a copy of “I’m New Here” if you haven’t already?)