It’s been seven years now since Gil Scott-Heron died on May 27, 2011. Still, a lot of grief remains but the overriding feeling is one of gratitude that he loved us and left the world with a treasure-trove of insightful commentary through music and literature.
My promise to him – then and now — is to do all I can to protect and promote his legacy so that his brilliance may never be forgotten. I want to work with people who cared about him to carry on his mission to make the world a more just and loving place – and to take the best of him with us on our journey.
So many people in the entertainment industry have recognized the power of Gil’s artistic work and incorporated it in their story telling, delighting their audiences and extending his legacy for generations to come. Others who dedicate themselves to the quest for equal rights view him as an icon and promote his messages to their audiences through print and broadcast, and live events. Thank you, all.
Please get in touch with me if you want to be engaged with promoting and protecting the legacy of Gil Scott-Heron — a true genius who did his best to learn, to teach, to agitate and advocate for equality, to entertain, to make people laugh, and to love people wherever he went around the world.
— Gil’s son, Rumal Rackley