For this week’s random cover we go to a hip hop artist, with the help of a legend of industrial music, covering one of the biggest rock bands on the planet. Pretty standard really.
Saul Williams is a pretty interesting dude. In addition to being an accomplished musician he’s a well-respected actor and poet. He holds a master’s degree in acting and starred in the independent movie Slam before turning to music full time. He opened for Nine Inch Nails on their 2006 tour, and started collaborating with Trent Reznor shortly after that. Williams appeared on the Nine Inch Nails’ Year Zero, then Trent Reznor produced his 2007 album The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of Niggy Tardust. Williams gave away the album in DRM-less MP3 form to the first 100,000 people to request it from niggytardust.com (you can still get it but it will cost you $5, a reasonable price for sure).
On the album is Williams’ take on the U2 classic “Sunday Bloody Sunday”. Check out the video and the full song below:
Williams is hitting the road to tour behind the new album. Check the dates after the jump
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