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Poet Saul Williams will be performing tonight, Monday, April 7th with his band at the 930 Club. Tickets are $15 – more info at 930.com.
D.C. has consistently been on Saul’s cosmic orbit, and he captured the feel of the district in the 1998 film Slam. A visionary artist, his most recent album, Niggy Tardust, was released online a la Radiohead last Novemeber.
Nike has licensed his new song “List of Demands” for use in a new ad campaign. Not everyone thinks its such a good idea. Some fans are even questioning if he has sold out. A student asked him about it and he breaks down his vision in this video. What do you think? When he says “we need to upgrade our idea of revolution and how it occurs,” is he right? Discuss.
Also worth checking: this interview with KRS-One on corporate cultural cash connections.