A solid release to close out a trilogy of Gil Scott-Heron's early years. One side of lyrically inspired jazz and blues music, the other half, angry conga driven poetry. The music isn't necessarily mind boggling greatness, but it is effective in helping to convey the message. It was about the message…and a Bernard Purdie on drums...a musician who knew exactly how to help you deliver that message. Gil Scott-Heron the poet…and many of his teachings apply to this very day. Listen to "Did You Hear What They Said?", and if you have children, tell me this doesn't have you think of them and our current situation in the world. A powerful album, and Gil Scott-Heron's greatest release in terms of totality, theme, and presentation.