In a conversation “By Such and Such,” poet, musician and actor Saul Williams recites a poem about hacking and talks about issues and the ideas swirling around in the head of humanity: narcism, Pete Seeger, and the kinetic space that he was raised in, between his preacher father and teacher mother, professional advocates for personal empowerment. “Reality like truth is going to prevail,” he said. He recommends that everybody study acting; a lesson in existing and how to fully posses your body. He gets into the current state of hip-hop and co-signs how some contemporaries are reinterpreting the music. He connects southern rappers’ cadences to Robert Johnson and the blues.
Watch Saul’s visual for his cover of U2’s “Sunday Bloody Sunday.” Produced by Trent Reznor, the cut is off Saul’s definitely recommended 2007 LP The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust!