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October 25, 2007

Saul Williams Goes Radiohead Route With "Niggy Tardust" Album

For his new collabo with Trent Reznor, "The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of Niggy Tardust!" , Saul Williams is following in the footsteps of Radiohead and offering the album for download with payment optional.. he explains this decision thusly:

Most people aren't aware of the world of art and commerce where exploitation strips each artist down to nigger. Each label, like apartheid, multiplies us by our divide and whips us 'til we conform to lesser figures. What falls between the cracks is a pile of records stacked to the heights of talents hidden from the sun. Yet the energy they put into popularizing smut makes a star of a shiny polished gun. The ballot or the bullet for Mohawk or the mullet is a choice between new times and dying days. And the only way to choose is to jump ship from old truths and trust dolphins as we swim through changing ways. The ways of middlemen proves to be just a passing trend. We need no priests to talk to God. No phone to call her. And when you click the link below, i think it fair that you should know that your purchase will make middlemen much poorer...


Posted by jsmooth995 at October 25, 2007 3:54 PM

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