Saul Williams at The Bottom Lounge in March. (Photo by Mojdeh Stoakley)
Multi-disciplinary and multi-talented artist Saul Williams
has been praised nationally and internationally as an outstanding poet, writer, actor and musician. His rich and impressive career includes working with Rick Rubin, collaborating with Trent Reznor, starring in an acclaimed film Slam
, touring with such bands as NIN and The Mars Volta, and countless poetry readings, performances and plays. His latest project is Volcanic Sunlight
- his fourth full-length album, filled with a mix of horns, tribal rhythms, electro hip hop and spoken word. Saul joined Jesse Menendez on Vocalo's The MusicVox
to discuss some of the themes on his new album as well as talk about how music affects social change and how hip hop is "a lesson in confidence."