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Poet, rapper, writer, musician, actor and activist, Saul Williams brings his words back to music with the anticipated release of his new album.' A thinly veiled concept album carved from the tales of its central character, Martyr Loser King - the screenname of a hacker living in Burundi, it is a record of action. Re-rooting discussions of globalization, gender, identity and technology in the world of the one percent; the one at the top and the one at the bottom. Written and recorded between Senegal, Reunion Island, Paris, Haiti, and New Orleans and New York, 'MartyrLoserKing' is a multimedia project that engages the digital dialogue between the 1st and 3rd Worlds, and the global street sounds that yoke the two. He cites Beyoncé, Fredo Santana, and Haitian field recordings as musical inspirations for his self-produced sixth album, straining trap hi-hats and mbira strokes together for a nuanced, entirely original sound.
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