GIL SCOTT-HERON April 1 1949 -
I grew up listening to this brother. In my parents home his music along with many other concious artists was a part of my daily home schooling.
Brother Gil possesses the gifted ability to put into words the things that resides within many of us. He possessed the courage to stand up and say what was and stil is wrong with this country, with this society. He was loud. He was uncompromising. He was convicted. He was convicted in his beliefs about "our" nations capitol. He was convicted in his beliefs with our use of drugs and alcohol. He was convicted in his beliefs that the struggle to be free will not be easy. I, too believe that the struggle to be free is not easy, but we must keep struggling if we want to be free.
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Gil Scott Heron
Is That Jazz? - Gil Scott Heron