Tag Archives: Saul Williams

Lollapalooza 2008: Don't Be Old, Be Fun

Lollapalooza 2008After attending two big music festivals every summer since 2005, it’s easy to feel burned out and unmotivated. But you can still have a great time if you just turn off your grouchiness, relax, and float downstream. A mind-blowing headliner helps, too.

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

Trent Reznor Loves Oink, Tired of John Mayer’s Face

Trent Reznor and Saul Williams Discuss Their New Collaboration, Mourn OiNK in New York Magazine: Trent: I’ll admit I had an account there and frequented it quite often. At the end of the day, what made OiNK a great place was that it was like the world’s greatest record store. Pretty much anything you could … Continue reading Trent Reznor Loves Oink, Tired of John Mayer’s Face

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