From the astonishing poet who gave readers Said the Shotgun to the Head, comes this provocative look into the galvanising force of hip hop. Bringing together the tale of the author's discovery' of an ancient scroll hidden beneath a graffiti masterpeice in an abandoned subway line along with the journal writings and popular performance pieces, The Dead Emcee Scrolls is a darkly humorous, electrifying tour de force as only Saul Williams could produce. Saul is every kind of great artist combined into one.' - Nas'
Saul Williams is an acclaimed poet, musician, and actor. The film Slam, which he cowrote and starred in, won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival (1998), and the Camera d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. He has contributed to The New York Times, voiced Jean-Michel Basquiat in Downtown 81, and cut records with Rick Rubin and Trent Reznor. He has spoken at more than 200 universities where his poetry has been added to the curriculum of dozens of creative writing programs, and has taught poetry/performance workshops around the world. He recently starred in the Broadway musical Holler If Ya Hear Me. His books include S/HE,, said the shotgun to the head., and The Dead Emcee Scrolls. He lives in New York. Visit his website at SaulWilliams.com.