Gil Scott Heron: A True American

May 27, 2016
By Travis Knight
Gil scott-heron April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011

Gil Scott-Heron April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011

“…and now Democracy, is a rag time on the corner,
hoping for some rain.”

Gil Scott’s timeless words still eerily echo relevantly in today’s turbulent world. We would like to take a moment to recognize and celebrate this powerful poet. This man was a soldier for unity.

In the dead of Fall, Winter reined in America five years ago as Gil Scott Heron bid farewell to the world he touched so deeply. Although he is gone, his words are still very much here; still urging us as brothers and sisters to come together once and for all. – Travis Knight