Thursday, February 01, 2007

The Voice of Our Generation?

For those of you who are not in the know, Saul Williams is one of the leading spoken word/hip hop artists in the world today. He has worked with many people including Nine Inch Nails, Zach De La Rocha, De La Soul and The Fugees and has gained growing support through a grass roots movement.

His most recent self titled album came out all the way back in 2004 but he has been keeping him self busy by writing poetry books and touring university's across the nation.

Saul has one of the best lyrical minds i have ever seen. The words that come out of him are deeply felt and are often quite personal and relevant to our times. That being said they are some of the hardest to even pick out because of his rapid fire style. But for those persistent enough to listen they will find a beautiful mix of Dylan like word play and Rage Against the Machine anger.

Zach and Saul live is still one of the sickest videos i have seen in a long time and this little speech is still very cool.

Act III, Scene 2 (Shakespeare).mp3 Featuring Zach De La Rocha

Talk To Strangers.mp3

buy his new book


Blogger Luke Hunter said...

so that's what that thing you post on my myspace earlier was all about. p.s. the dressy bessy set on daytrotter is sooo worth it.

5:00 PM  
Blogger Caleb said...

Cool stuff.

1:54 PM  

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