Saul Williams, MC, beat poet, and star of acclaimed indie movie "Slam," will be releasing a new album entitled The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of Niggy Tardust. His character Niggy first made his appearance in Williams' book Dead Emcee Scrolls in 2006. Niggy Tardust, like David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust androgynous alien character, is separated from society not because he is far from his alien home, but because he is Black and into all matters of street corner thuggery.
And get this, who's producer on this brilliantly titled album? Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails.
I have no idea what's in store, but I can already imagine Radiohead-esque haunting melodies mixed with some Mos Def-ness à la The New Danger. Should be interesting to say the least...
The best part? You can download it for FREE via the official Niggy Tardust website beginning 11/1/07.