Gil Scott Heron “Pieces of a Man” – Tonight we lost an amazing poet/ musician/ and person. The work of Gil Scott Heron continued the era of consciousness and Black pride of the 60’s of 70’s and with it’s poetic yet musical form ushered in what we now know as hip hop. The honesty of his work as it related to him personally, to the world sociologically and to the people without judgement was unique and inspiring. He was a true artist who’s work was the definition of art as revolution. We as artists are left with a great burden in carrying on the level of this great creator’s work! RIP GIL! U WILL BE MISSED BUT YOUR GIFTS ENDURE!