Saul Williams – World On Wheels

MP3: Saul Williams – “World On Wheels” from The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of Niggy Tardust, out now on iTunes and in stores July 8. Produced by Trent Reznor. The official release features 5 exclusive tracks including “List of Demands (Reparations).” Previously: Saul Williams.

Saul Williams interview

Chicago Tribune/Sound Opinions’ Greg Kot catches up with Saul Williams, and talks about the Nike ad, being pigeon-holed by Rick Rubin, and the inspiration of his new album, The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of Niggy Tardust: “Where David Bowie used that album to make the media focus on identity regarding gender and sex, I was … Continue reading Saul Williams interview

Saul Williams vs. Nike

GLONO alumnus Tom Mantzouranis dissects the new Nike ad for AOL Sports Blog, FanHouse. Why Did Nike Use Saul Williams’ “List of Demands” in Their New Campaign? Nike is an edgy company, and their marketing campaigns have been anything but safe lately, but it strikes me as odd that they allowed a song with violent … Continue reading Saul Williams vs. Nike

Saul Williams Is Optimistic

Unlike Trent Reznor, Saul Williams isn’t disheartened: I had people at Sony take me into the office and tell me, ‘But that’s not hip-hop. Your album isn’t hip-hop.’ To me that’s what this is really about. By releasing it online and not dealing with the labels, it gave me an opportunity for once as an … Continue reading Saul Williams Is Optimistic

Saul Williams One-Ups Radiohead

The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust!Taking a lesson from Radiohead’s recent experiment (and improving upon it), Saul Williams is letting fans decide whether or not to pay for his new album, The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust, produced by Trent Reznor.

Saul Williams’ Open Letter to Oprah

Saul Williams: An Open Letter to Oprah Winfrey. “Hip Hop is simply a reflection of the society that birthed it. Our love affair with gangsterism and the denigration of women is not rooted in Hip Hop; rather it is rooted in the very core of our personal faith and religions. The gangsters that rule Hip … Continue reading Saul Williams’ Open Letter to Oprah

Trent Reznor Collaborates With Saul Williams

Trent Reznor Collaborates With Saul Williams: “Both of us tend to go very hard, and together we’ve created something that sounds more beautiful than hard. It’s a middle finger up to the idea of genre, yet a beautiful, long, loving embrace to the idea of song structure and quality.” Could be interesting.