Earlier this year, poet/musician/author Gil Scott Heron released I’m New Here on XL Recordings. The legendary lyricist, who has influenced Hip Hop emcees greatly, relied on soundbeds from Kanye West to illustrate his points, while a Mos Def remix to “New York Is Killing Me” later surfaced.
This past weekend, a “visual remix” companion video to Heron’s “New York Is Killing Me” opened at New York City Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). The works was directed by Chris Cunningham, who has previously directed music videos for Bjork, Portishead and Aphex Twin.
Cunningham’s video is posted below: