Gil Scott-Heron has been off the music radar for about 13 years. That’s a pretty long hiatus for the man who has been called “the godfather of rap” and “the black Bob Dylan.” But he is back. His newest release is not like the rest of Scott-Heron’s music, in that it’s main focus isn’t politics, but rather the singer/poet/author himself. I’m New Here is an introspective piece that expresses Gil’s current state of mind as well as what brought him to where he is. The album is a mix of songs, spoken word recordings, and interludes of Gil speaking. Me and the Devil is a cover of a Bobby “Blue” Bland song. The song has a simple bluesy background beat that allows for Gil’s soulful voice to take center stage.