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A Tribe Called Red Honors First Nations Culture With 'Powwow Step'

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.30.2016 | Arts

Mix the beats you usually associate with dancehall or dubstep with a pulsing combination of spoken word and traditional tribal sounds and you have the...

A Black Boy's Fear

Quassan Castro | Posted 07.07.2016 | Black Voices
Quassan Castro

Get up. Dry your tiresome red eyes. Bow down on both knees. Say your prayer. Light your candle.

Actor Saul Williams Says This Change Could Have Saved 'Holler If Ya Hear Me'

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 02.10.2016 | Black Voices

Actor Saul Williams, who starred in the musical "Holler If Ya Hear Me," believes there are a few things that could have saved the show from its early ...

Actor Saul Williams Says 'Hamilton' Is 'Extraordinary'

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 02.09.2016 | Arts

After building its buzz at the Public Theater, Lin-Manuel Miranda's "Hamilton" hit Broadway with a bang that hasn't let up since. The musical, which s...

WATCH LIVE: Poet, Rapper & Actor Saul Williams On His New Album

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 02.05.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

Saul Williams is an actor, rapper, performer and poet. He swings by HuffPost Live to discuss all these talents, plus his latest album, "MartyrLoserKin...

Reflecting on Symbiosis Gathering 2015

Morena Duwe | Posted 09.29.2016 | Arts
Morena Duwe

Poking the sky with its palatial spires was Symbiosis Gathering, a three-day camping, transformational music festival whose aesthetics are likened to that of Burning Man.

Tupac Takes on Broadway

Lauri Lyons | Posted 09.13.2014 | Entertainment
Lauri Lyons

Breaking new ground as being the first Broadway musical based on a hip-hop artist's work, Holler is exploring uncharted territory that may set the stage for a new Broadway genre, Hip- Hop Theater.

On the "A" w/Souleo: Star of Tupac Shakur Inspired Broadway Musical Defends Rapper's Controversial Legacy

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 09.06.2014 | Arts
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

It is the presence of strong women in the Broadway musical, Holler If Ya Hear Me that attracted Saycon Sengbloh to be part of the cast and serves as a reminder of one usually overlooked facet of Tupac Shakur's enduring legacy: his female empowerment anthems.

Aisle View: Holler and (Hip) Hop

Steven Suskin | Posted 08.19.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

There was only moderate hollerin' from the audience at the Monday night preview of Holler If Ya Hear Me, the Tupac Shakur jukebox musical at the drastically altered Palace. We could hear them, yes, and loudly; but we couldn't make out much of what they were singing or saying.

On the 'A' w/ Souleo: Spoken Word Film 'Slam' Celebrates 15th Anniversary

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 02.05.2014 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

If there were a poem to describe the thoughts of independent film producer and director Marc Levin on the 15th anniversary of his gritty film, "Slam" it would likely include the phrase "blown away."

'I Know That We the New Slaves': Race, Slavery and Artistic License in Hip-Hop

News Genius | Posted 08.26.2013 | Black Voices
News Genius

Both Kanye and J. Cole's albums were met with immense hype, huge sales, and passionate discussions amongst the artists' fans and detractors about each album's merits. But if you look just below the surface, another important similarity, beyond release date and mentions of Jay-Z, appears.

In Conversation With Saul Williams

Che Kothari | Posted 04.05.2013 | Arts
Che Kothari

Alright, so we know Saul is full of magic, but how do we go beyond the quotes and a performance (his performances are one of a kind experience and highly recommended) and get in conversation with Saul?

Saul Williams, Patton Oswalt, John Cale: HuffPost DC Top 5 For August 31, September 1, 2

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 08.31.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR FRIDAY, AUGUST 31 1. Saul Williams At Howard Theatre One of the only American poets that non-poetry folks enjoy. A captivating figure, w...

Toxie, Big Hush At Comet Ping Pong: HuffPost DC Top 5 For August 28

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 08.28.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR TUESDAY, AUGUST 28 1. Toxie, Big Mouth, Big Hush At Comet Ping Pong Toxie is a post-punk band from Memphis. They play the type of music ...

Listening: A Conversation With Ben Taylor Plus His Exclusive Video "America"

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.15.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"New artists should just be honest. Honesty comes across so clearly and plainly in music as far as when I listen to it. The main thing that rings poorly in a song that I hear is people writing things that they don't really feel, you know, making it up, phoning it in."

Bringing Hope Back

Caroline Giegerich | Posted 04.30.2012 | College
Caroline Giegerich

With Sara's special brand of enthusiasm and perseverance, she reminded me of how inspired some in this world really are. Young people are bringing hope back into business.

Saul Williams On Being An Ex-Pat In Paris | Posted 04.14.2012 | Black Voices

In his newest album, Volcanic Sunlight, Saul Williams sings about his heart, city streets and embracing the underbelly while enjoying the light. Shedd...

A Different Kind of Dance: Saul Williams' Volcanic Sunlight

Modiba | Posted 03.25.2012 | Entertainment


Vincent Moon Wants YOU to Fund His Next Film

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 12.04.2011 | Home

We've seen Kickstarters for pools floating on the waterways of New York, iPad stylus mockups and more, so it makes sense that Vincent Moon would turn ...

HuffPost Exclusive: Carole King & James Taylor VIDEO and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna


Infecting Nike, Initiating Obama: An Interview With Saul Williams

Scott Thill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Thill

Williams:"At the end of the day, I think its a dangerous decision for Nike to popularize a song like "List of Demands." My belief in the power of music tells me that it could possibly work against them."