Black Wax | reviewed by: William O'Donnell | January 26, 2016
An interesting slice of music history that avoids self-mythologizing itself. Good tunes, good point of view. Simply presented.
|genre||Documentary | Music|
|synopsis||Gil Scott-Heron, one of rap's earliest (and unfortunately unknown) pioneers, gets his full due in Black Wax, the 1982 documentary recently reissued on video. Interspliced between performance footage of Scott-Heron and his Midnight Band are vignettes of him walking around Washington D.C., spouting his views on then-President Reagan (dubbed|
|lead actors||Gil Scott-Heron|