Saul Williams

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Saul Williams leans back seated with a yellow cap draped over his shoulders and loose fitted black clothes showing his bare chest.

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Saul Williams is an American rapper, singer-songwriter, musician, slam poet, writer, and actor. He is known for his blend of poetry and alternative hip hop and for his lead roles in the 1998 independent film Slam and the 2013 jukebox musical Holler If Ya Hear Me, featuring Tupac Shakur's music.

See Saul in this multi-disciplined perfomance at Banff Centre.

Artist Biography

Saul Williams

Saul Williams has been breaking ground since his debut album, Amethyst Rock Star (2001), executive produced by Rick Rubin. After gaining global fame for his poetry and writings at the turn of the century, Williams has performed in over 30 countries and read in over 300 universities, with invitations that have spanned from the White House, the Sydney Opera House, Lincoln Center, The Louvre, The Getty Center, Queen Elizabeth Hall, to countless, villages, townships, community centers, and prisons across the world. The Newburgh, New York native gained a BA from Morehouse and an MFA from Tisch, and has gone on to record with Nine Inch Nails and Allen Ginsburg, as well as countless film and television appearances.  2016's 'Martyr Loser King' album and most recently, collaborative Jazz record 'Blues For Memo', with legendary Jazz Saxophonist, David Murray, has earned world-wide acclaim for Williams' incredible music versatility and incredible performances.