MOMENTS | Rehash: #TBT Gil Scott Heron’s “Home Is Where The Hatred Is” Reinterpreted by Esther Phillips & Kanye West x Common

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Given all the incredible blend of jazz-rap in Kendrick Lamar’s phenomenal To Pimp A Butterfly, we wanted to take a moment to look back at another great instance of jazz reinterpretation: Gil Scott-Heron’s “Home Is Where The Hatred Is.” American soul and jazz poet, musician, and author Gil Scott-Heron’s spoken word performances in the 1970s and 80s continue to be a major influence behind subsequent generations of hip-hop. “Home Is Where The Hatred Is” was famously covered by Esther Phillips and later sampled by Kanye West and Common for their collaborative song “My Way Home.”