The poet-rapper-singer-actor-activist releases his fifth album.

Saul Williams’ keeps his recurring themes in sharp focus on MartyrLoserKing, which tells the story of its eponymous fictional character, a Burundian miner-turned-hacker who starts a revolution from his computer.

Fuses progressive poetry and melancholy melodies over an industrial-tinged palette, Williams draws on ideas from rap, dance, punk and more as he tackles police brutality, government control and inequality. Last year he offered more insight into the album in an interview with FACT’s Laurent Fintoni.

Stream MartyLoserKing below via NPR. The album is out now.



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