Saul Williams

Saul Williams
Saul Williams at Bottom Lounge, Chicago, 2012.jpg
Saul Williams performing live in 2012
Background information
Birth nameSaul Stacey Williams
Born (1972-02-29) February 29, 1972 (age 46)[1]
Newburgh, New York, U.S.
  • Rapper
  • singer-songwriter
  • musician
  • poet
  • writer
  • actor
Associated acts
EducationMorehouse College (BA)
New York University (MFA)

Saul Stacey Williams (born February 29, 1972) is an American rapper, singer-songwriter, musician, slam 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, featuring Tupac Shakur's music.

Early life

Williams was born in Newburgh, New York, and is the youngest of three children in his family. 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. Williams has also lived in Brazil as an exchange student from 1988 to 1989.

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