Saul Williams performs his epic ode to the genius of language and the indictment of the mindless violence of gangster hip hop culture to raise the consciousness of the entire. fucking. world.
From the album ‘Amethyst Rock Star’ with music by DJ Krust
Below, the same poetry performed live at Def Jam Poetry show on HBO.
Spoken word recorded at Abbotsford Convent, Victoria, at the beginning of 2011.
Words by Joel McKerrow