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Saul Williams is considered a powerful voice of
the hip hop generation as a poet, preacher, actor, rapper, singer and musician. He is most known
for his blend of spoken word poetry and hip-hop and for his leading role in the film Slam.
By 1995, Williams had become a talented open mic poet and in 1996 he won the title of Nuyorican Poets Cafe's Grand Slam Champion. Fame on the spoken-word circuit led him to the lead role in the 1998 feature film, Slam, which won both the Sundance Festival Grand Jury Prize and the Cannes Camera D'Or, introducing Williams to international audiences.
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Saul Williams has performed with such renowned hip-hop artists as The Fugees, Blackalicious, Erykah Badu, KRS-One, De La Soul, DJ Krust, as well as legendary poets Allen Ginsberg and Sonia Sanchez. After releasing a string of EPs, in 2001 Saul Williams released the much-hyped Amethyst Rock Star with producer Rick Rubin and in September 2004 his self-titled album to much acclaim.
He played several shows supporting Nine Inch Nails on their European tour in summer 2005, and has also supported The Mars Volta. Saul Williams was also invited to the Lollapalooza music festival in Summer 2005. The Chicago stage allowed Saul Williams to attract a wider audience. He also supported Nine Inch Nails on their 2006 North American tour, during which he announced that Trent Reznor would co-produce his next album.