Saul Williams (album)

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Saul Williams
Studio album by Saul Williams
Released September 21, 2004
Genre Industrial hip hop
Length 44:17
Label Fader
Producer Saul Williams, Musa Bailey, Serj Tankian, Thavius Beck, Mickey P (co-producer)
Saul Williams chronology
Not in My Name (EP)
(2003)
Saul Williams
(2004)
The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust!
(2007)

Saul Williams is the self-titled second album by Saul Williams, released in September 2004. "List of Demands (Reparations)" was featured on a 2008 Nike Sparq Training commercial and the video game NBA 2K10.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Saul Williams, except where noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Talk to Strangers" (featuring Serj Tankian) Williams, Tankian 2:39
2. "Grippo" (Contains a sample of "Zombie Warfare" by Chrome)   3:03
3. "Telegram" (Contains a sample of "Supertouch & Shitfit" by Bad Brains)   3:30
4. "Act III Scene 2 (Shakespeare)" (featuring Zack de la Rocha) Williams, de la Rocha 4:19
5. "List of Demands (Reparations)" (featuring Saturn and a sample of "I Wanna Be Your Dog" by The Stooges)   3:18
6. "African Student Movement"     4:01
7. "Black Stacey" (featuring Isaiah "Ikey" Owens)   5:24
8. "PG"     1:35
9. "Surrender (A Second to Think)"     4:18
10. "Control Freak"     4:14
11. "Seaweed" (featuring Mia Doi Todd and Carmen and a sample of "9mm Goes Bang" by Boogie Down Productions) Todd, Williams 3:38
12. "Notice of Eviction"     4:18
13. "List Of Demands (Reparations) (Kill Memory Crash Remix)" (European bonus track)   5:02
14. "Black Stacey (Deadbeat's "Black Arkification Remix")" (European bonus track)   7:18

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Drowned in Sound 10/10 stars 2005
Pitchfork Media (7.2/10) 2004

The album received favorable reviews.


Personnel[edit]

  • Saul Williams – vocals, programming, production (3, 5–12)
  • Mickey P – co-producer (3, 5–12), programming (8), additional programming (2, 3, 5, 7)
  • Musa Bailey - production, programming (2)
  • Thavius Beck - production (4)
  • Ani Maljian - backing vocals (1)
  • Serj Tankian - backing vocals, piano, production (1)
  • Isaiah "Ikey" Owens - piano, organ (7)
  • Saturn - backing vocals (5)
  • Carmen - backing vocals (11)
  • Mia Doi Todd - additional vocals (11)

Artwork[edit]

  • Brandy Flower – design, photography
  • Bridgette Yellen – photography
  • Katina Parker – photography
  • Keba Konte – photography
  • Varshini Soobiah – photography