the more things i read from Saul Williams, the more i am blown away by his critical perspective and amazing poetic abilities. here is a letter i found that he wrote to Oprah. if you've read some of my other posts, you'd know that me and Oprah have a connection like theists and their gods. talking shit about Oprah in my presence is a sure way to get a cap in yo ass. just sayin...lol.
anyway, while i adore Oprah on my levels, i actually am open to criticisms of her. most of them happen to be jealousy, misunderstandings, and nonsense, and some of them happen to be informed and constructive. Saul's letter is one of the latter. he write a letter to her addressing her stance on Hip Hop, and he has some very very valid points (although it should be noted that bell hooks makes many similar criticisms in her book Outlaw Culture-definitely a must read. heres an excerpt from his letter:
and check out this video of Saul. about halfway in he starts his "Telegram" to Hip Hop.