Saul Williams

Saul Williams
Saul Williams at Bottom Lounge, Chicago, 2012.jpg
Williams performing in March 2012
Background information
Birth nameSaul Stacey Williams
Born (1972-02-29) February 29, 1972 (age 47)
Newburgh, New York, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • musician
  • poet
  • writer
  • actor
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • bass guitar
  • guitar
  • keyboards
  • percussion
Labels
Associated acts
Websitesaulwilliams.com
EducationMorehouse College (BA)
New York University (MFA)

Saul Stacey Williams (born February 29, 1972) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, musician, poet, writer, and actor. He is known for his blend of poetry and alternative hip hop, and for his lead roles in the 1998 independent film Slam and the 2013 jukebox musical Holler If Ya Hear Me.

Early life

Saul Stacey Williams was born in Newburgh, New York, on February 29, 1972,[3] the youngest of three children. He attended Newburgh Free Academy, where he wrote his song "Black Stacey". He graduated from Morehouse College with a BA in acting and philosophy, then moved to New York City, where he earned an MFA in acting from New York University's Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts.[4][5] While at New York University, he became part of the New York café poetry scene. He also lived in Brazil as an exchange student from 1988 to 1989.

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