This spring Saul performs his new album in the UK for the first timeMartyrLoserKing tagged his screen name onto the White House lawn via remote drone. He’s working from a remote e-waste camp in Central Africa. The NSA and the CIA are tracing his signal back to a place that isn’t on the grid, and the alert level rises when he hacks NASA just to show he can do it. At least, that’s what Saul Williams will tell you when you ask about his 2015 album and the story it’s inspired.
Written and recorded between Senegal, Reunion Island, Paris, Haiti, and New Orleans and New York, Martyr Loser King is a multimedia project that engages the digital dialogue between first and third worlds and the global street sounds that yoke the two. Williams has been breaking ground since his debut album, Amethyst Rock Star was released in 2001 and 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 spanning 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. Catch him kicking it in London soon.
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