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quite the pill to swallow

I swallowed it all the same. It's pretty good. Some of his wordplay and imagery is obtuse but the heart of it resonates throughout the album. No doubt, there is a massive talent bubbling beneath this scatterbrain attack on complacence and wackness. Some of the beats are great, which provides an original backdrop to an original album from an original artist. This is angry folk poetry. Saul Williams has made some great songs on this album with his hardcore approach to beats and words but much of it unfortunately, either doesn't come together musically or misses the mark poetically.




Born: February 29, 1972 in Albany, NY

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

First establishing himself as an influential poet, and then as an award-winning screenwriter/actor, Saul Williams went on to establish himself as an MC. His approach wasn't exactly in line with the traditional school of hip-hop. His rhymes weren't really rhymes but rather his poetry delivered in a frenzied spoken word manner that was more rhythmic than alliterative. His first major recording was a collaboration with KRS-One, "Ocean Within," which appeared on the soundtrack to Slam, the award-winning...
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