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April 2012

Thursday 19 April 2012

SAUL WILLIAMS - The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of Niggy Tardust

, 23:06

More than a rapper, Saul Williams is a poet. The guy built his career at NY's Nuyorican Poets Cafe, published books and became exposed to a large audience when a movie where he featured, Slam, received an award at the Festival de Cannes. All of this is great, but slam and spoken word are...

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Friday 27 April 2012


, 22:26

To Whom It May Concern is a cult album. And like all cult albums, it had a difficult start. In 1991, in the heyday of Los Angeles' gangsta rap, Aceyalone, Mikah 9, P.E.A.C.E., Self Jupiter, J. Sumbi and M.D. Himself, all emerging from the jazz scene of Leimert Park and the Good Life Café, seemed to...

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