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Saul Williams
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Williams performing in March 2012
Background information
Birth name Saul Stacey Williams
Born February 29, 1972 (1972-02-29) (ageĀ 49)
Newburgh, New York, U.S.
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • musician
  • poet
  • writer
  • actor
  • Vocals
  • bass guitar
  • guitar
  • keyboards
  • percussion
  • American
  • Fader Label
  • Wichita
  • Big Dada
Associated acts
Education Morehouse College (BA)
New York University (MFA)

Saul Stacey Williams (born February 29, 1972) is an American singer, poet, and actor. He played the main character in the 1998 movie Slam.

Early life

Williams was born in Newburgh, New York. For high school he went to Newburgh Free Academy.


He became an open mic poet in 1995. In 1998 he played Ray Joshua, the main character in the movie Slam. He also helped write the script. In 2001 he released his first album Amethyst Rock Star. His second album Saul Williams was released in 2004. His third album The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust! was released on November 1, 2007. It was produced by Trent Reznor.

Personal life

Williams is vegan. He lives in Paris.

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