After numerous remixes of each other's music, it was inevitable that alt. hip-hop poet Saul Williams and Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor would work on an original project together. The result is Williams' 2007 album The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust!
Williams' heavy beats & off-kilter vocal style and Reznor's unmistakable ambient wall of noise compliment each other perfectly, making it one of Reznor's most focused projects in several years. The distorted sound is so dense and raw it reminiscent of the Bomb Squad's production with Public Enemy back in the day.
It's a bizarre album that is difficult to pinpoint what sort of audience it was aiming for but nonetheless an experimental success.
5 Dead Emcee Scrolls out of 5