Saul Williams is poetry in motion (via Edmonton Sun)

Saul Williams’ touching poetry, spun through polyrhythms, electronics and piano passages, makes him hard to place in the hip hop world.

The New York-based rapper, poet and author has collaborated with musicians like Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor and, most recently, Emily Kokal of indie-rockers Warpaint, but he never lost touch with his roots.

Saul Williams will open for K-OS Friday night at Union Hall, 6240 99 St.

“Me, I don’t feel like an outsider. I feel like I’m right where I belong all the time,” he says.

“I grew up in and through and around hip hop. That’s what opened my ears, and it opened my ears to a lot of the things that I’m interested in. Of course, hip hop is a mixed media art form.

“Hip hop is just the interface. You can sample classical music, you can sample jazz, you can sample whatever.”

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