3. Erykah Badu
Pick no.9: Saul Williams
Poet, artist, musician, actor & one of the most fascinating people of our time. I just cannot understand why he doesn't get more recognition for his work. Saul is the reason I got into spoken word poetry a while back. I saw his movie SLAM on tv and. I was captivated by the spoken word in the movie! I started writing my own spoken word and even performing it at local clubs. He has been beyond inspiring for me and every time I listen to his music and really LISTEN to what he's saying, I get so motivated. Take listen to his music and if you have some time, google his spoken word. He's amazing!