Spoken word artist and musician Saul Williams

saul_williams1Saul Williams has been a celebrated multi-tasking creative force for more than two decades. He came to prominence appearing in the movie Slam, independent director Marc Levin’s critically acclaimed spoken word poetry drama that won the Grand Jury Prize for Dramatic Film at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival. While he continued acting in film and publishing books (including 2003’s concussive Said The Shotgun To The Head) as well as appearing in a musical about Tupac Shakur (Holla If You Hear Me), Williams applied his versatile word skills to music, releasing four albums in the ’00s, including the Trent Reznor-produced The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of Niggy Tardust. A new album, the followup to 2011’s excellent Volcanic Sunlight, is on its way for January 2016. The album is entitled MartyrLoserKing.

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