'For more than two decades, [Gil Scott-Heron] has been committed to examining those facts of the human condition that most of us would rather forget ... he is an artist who has crafted witty but crucial insights for Black America.' Washington Post
About the Author
Gil Scott-Heron was born in Chicago. He has been opening eyes, minds and souls for over forty years. A highly influential and widely admired singer, proto-rapper, jazz pianist, published poet, novelist and socio-political commentator, Scott-Heron remains a unique and major figure in global music. With over twenty albums to his name, his politically charged output has won him an international following. His work illuminates a philosophy of life that holds human affection as well as political and artistic responsibility the underlying factors that inspire his writing.