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Hip Hop Pioneer Jailed for Crack Offences

Author: Jonty Adderley
Friday, November 2, 2001
Legendary hip hop guru Gil Scott Heron, whose best known track remains his 60s classic The Revolution Will not Be Televised, has been jailed for failing to attend a court-ordered rehabilitation program after being caught with 1.3 grams of crack cocaine. Scott Heron denied having a drug problem when he first appeared in court and friends suggested that he'd been set up by an angry ex girlfriend. However, Justice Carol Berkman of State Supreme Court in Manhattan disagreed, the New York Times reported this week, sentencing him to 1to 3 years in jail.