Saul Williams is considered a powerful voice of
the hip hop generation as a poet, preacher, actor, rapper, singer and musician. He is most known
for his blend of spoken word poetry and hip-hop and for his leading role in the film Slam.
By 1995, Williams had become a talented open mic poet and in 1996 he won the title of Nuyorican Poets Cafe's Grand Slam Champion. Fame on the spoken-word circuit led him to the lead role in the 1998 feature film, Slam, which won both the Sundance Festival Grand Jury Prize and the Cannes Camera D'Or, introducing Williams to international audiences.
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