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Old 11-27-2007, 04:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Saul Williams

Not the best rapper out there, but by FAR the most interesting. His new album, The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of Niggy Tardust, got released towards the end of October and is easily one of the best albums of the year.

Tracks to look for:

Break
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Black History Month
List of Demands (Reperations)
Act III Scene 2
African Student Movement




This guy is pretty much where it's at.
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Old 11-28-2007, 08:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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With all the "omigod he's releasing it like Radiohead" mega-hype it got, I can't believe how little credit it's been getting for awesomeness.

NiggyTardust is my favorite track.
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Old 11-30-2007, 01:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Every song on his new album is great. I was quite impressed with the U2 Cover.
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Also lets not forget one major point to this album. He worked with Trent Reznor on it. If u listen u can def hear the NIN influence. I still havent gotten it myself.
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I can definitely hear it on Black History Month... Good post, never heard of this artist before today!
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Old 01-05-2009, 01:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Love Saul Williams, one of the best lyricists in hip hop. Niggy Tardust is excellent
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If you haven't read his books... you need to. Some of the best reading there is out there. Very few people can write like he can.
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Old 02-18-2011, 12:40 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Default Saul Williams

I'm not really that into Rap or Hip-Hop but this is an artist that doesn't sound similar to anything else I've heard. I like some of what this guy puts out, but I was curious what people who actually know something about Rap/Hip-Hop think about him. Definitely something different for me.

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Old 02-21-2011, 07:43 AM   #9 (permalink)
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There's probably a thread on him already. But regardless, I like Saul but he can irritate me. While I generally appreciate his poetic lyrical style, he often careers into the pretentious. Amethyst Rock Star and the s/t are quite super though.
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This is the other Saul Williams thread http://www.musicbanter.com/rap-hip-h...-williams.html
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