He challenged his listeners and readers to be passionate, to be angry, to better themselves, to rise above the things that held them down. And while his writing and music were a reflection of the shaky times of his era, they still hold true even in today's society. He was never afraid to say what others wouldn't. He didn't shy away from topics because they might offend someone. His words held so much conviction in them. He was one of many writers who had a strong impact in my life, who made me want to be more aware of the world and the happenings in it.
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, Gil Scott-Hero (ca. 1970)