The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust! – Saul Williams

so a new Saul Williams album came out recently
The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust!
produced by Trent Reznor
released on the internet
for free -or pay $5 directly to Saul to support the artist and get higher quality version of songs
downloaded my copy today
digging it so far

Saul’s little spiel from his site
My Dearest Friends and Fans,

It is my greatest honor to present to you The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust!,
my new album produced by Trent Reznor and mixed by Alan Moulder. The wall of sound that we’ve created is tagged with such graffiti that a passerby would seek out doors and ways to ENTER. Once inside a world defined by dreams come true they’d find aligned with the simplest act of sharing what we treasure. 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…




the website
cool interview with Saul regarding the new album


2 Responses to “The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust! – Saul Williams”

  1. I once had a conversation with a girl in a cafe about fair trade versus free trade coffee. When I told her that fair trade gets more of the profit to the people who actually grow and roast the beans by cutting the middlemen out of the equation, she asked me, “Well what about all the middlemen who don’t have jobs anymore?”
    The only thing I could say was, “Are middlemen valuable to our society in any way? Is it right, fair, or even good that there are people out there making more money off a product than the people actually producing it? You ask, ‘What about all the unemployed middlemen?’ Maybe they’ll actually start doing something useful now.”

  2. exactly! and any true worthwhile middleman should work for free for a damn long time just cause they love the art or the coffee or whatever so much that they feel other people need to see it/taste it regardless of the profit they make off of it…then maybe one day the band/coffee growers/brewers will decide they should employ that person alongside them, rather than that person deciding they need to enslave the creators so they can profit alongside them while riding in first class jets

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