Gil Scott Heron, a pioneer of spoken word, rap, and a great in the consciousness in music era. Now battling a drug problem and doing time behind bars. How did this happen? And why are we so quick to place derogatory labels on our fallen brothers and sisters? Because I have been blessed to not have to battle the demon of crack-cocaine or any other drug, I have no idea about the magnitude of the battle. It is very easy to write our people off as hopeless drug addicts who should have made better decisions, and yes they should have made better decisions, but once that road of drug abuse has been entered, is it really as simple as "saying no" to the drug? May the Creator guide Gil Scott Heron in successfully slaying his drug demons once and for all. Ashe.