HoopsVibe caught up with writer, artist, activist, musician, and actor, Saul Williams on his recent spoken word tour.
HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: Williams is probably one of this generation's most influential writers to the urban community and beyond.
Saul Williams first exploded on to the spoken word scene in 1996 in the documentary "SlamNation" and he quickly went on to write and star in the Sundance Festival Grand Jury Prize winning movie "Slam." To say Williams left his mark on the spoken word and slam poetry community is like saying Michael Jordan was kind of a big deal in basketball. Williams redefined what it meant to be a writer, poet, and lyricist for an entire generation.
Williams was quickly recognized for his lyrical prowess and appeared on numerous Hip Hop and rap recordings including Lyricist Lounge, Volume One. Nas calls his, "Every kind of great artist combined into one." With praise like that from one of Hip Hop's living legends, it's easy to see why HoopsVibe was excited to catch up with Saul on his spoken word tour following his most recent publication "Chorus: A Literary Mixtape."