Friday, December 14, 2007

A free Saul Williams download

Remember what I said about Brooklyn? Goodness gracious, with Fay Victor, Dave Fiuczynski, Toshi Reagon, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Citizen Cope, the Dap-Kings, TV On The Radio, Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra and some people I haven’t got around to writing about yet (Bill Laswell, Will Bernard)... tell me where is there more cool music per square mile?

And don’t leave out Saul Williams.

Who is Saul Williams? A poet. Actor. Screenwriter. And recording artist.

His new album – “The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust” – is only available online. It was produced by Trent Reznor, so Nine Inch Nails fans will definitely want to check it out.

There’s a FREE MP3 (“NiggyTardust”) available at Just follow this link.

But guess what? The entire album can be had for free, though Mr. Williams suggests a payment of $5 for the highest-quality version. (And you have to admit, the name “NiggyTardust” alone is worth your five bucks.)

I’m streaming one track, an NIN-style version of U2’s “Sunday Bloody Sunday,” on my Vox blog. Click here to hear it.

To cop the whole album, follow this link to Saul Williams’s website.


Dragon Horse said...

Its weird that you post on this guy. I just saw Slam, for the first time, the other night. Pretty good art house flick. This bro. is talented.

Undercover Black Man said...

I never did see it.

Bklyn6 said...

I’m streaming one track, an NIN-style version of U2’s “Sunday Bloody Sunday,” on my Vox blog.

With a little bit of house, e.g. "Oh- oh-oh-oh-oh." (Serious Intention's "You Don't Know".) Or, maybe he wasn't really going there. :-)

Maybe I need to change my username; I'm really not up on the Brooklyn music scene. :-/

Undercover Black Man said...

^ For real?? In my mind, Brooklyn is the place where you stumble into good music at every turn. (New Orleans is like that too... in my mind. I ought to visit both.)

DeAngelo Starnes said...

Saul is a sick, sick artist. Really dig that dude.

Slam was a very good indie. Your girl, Sonja Sohn, was in it, too. I think it was filmed in either DC or Balmer.