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Stone Free: Sly Stone

Simon Witter, i-D, December 1987

Sly Stone, one of the first and greatest international black superstars, has survived unimaginable amounts of sex and drugs to be with us today. As the release of his much-trumpeted new recordings draws nearer, Simon Witter looks at the history, significance and current predicament of old three i’s (important, influential, ingenious), and asks: Has anyone taken you higher?

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