I just finished watching a dope interview with Saul Williams and the Breakfast Club. I became a fan of Saul Williams during my collegiate days at UC San Diego. During the early days of Def Poetry Jam, I was actually a part of an 8-person spoken word group called the Freedom Writers, and we would devour and share a lot of spoken word material among each other.
The big homie Jason Perez (you should check out his manuscript Megastardom) gave me one of Saul’s books as a birthday gift – , said the shotgun to the head. It was a crazy read, a good read, and a breath of something different.
I had heard about this play that was somehow based on Tupac. Watching this interview got me excited about the play for a three reasons. One, Saul is in it. Two, the play is based on Tupac’s lyrics. Three, this is a historical moment for Hip Hop, as this is the first play that is based on hip hop that made it to Broadway. Unfortunately, I’m not in NYC to see it, and by the time you read this, the show will be closed.
The good news is that they are taking it on the road. So if you can get a chance to check it out, I highly recommend it. Especially if you are a fan of Tupac.
Peep the video for the interview and to catch Saul Williams spit some crazy bars!