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Turn Up the Vote: Saul Williams

The firebrand hip-hop poet and devout vegan speaks with SPIN.com about the central issues in the 2008 presidential election

By: Larry Fitzmaurice // August 13, 2008

From Coachella to Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza to Virgin Mobile Fest, SPIN.com has been talking with artists at this summer’s hottest festivals about what issues concern them most in the upcoming presidential election. Among the most outspoken: Saul Williams.

Below, check out a clip of the hip-hop poet lounging at Chicago’s Lollapalooza as he weighs in on the changes that society can make for our own betterment, from better treatment of animals to stopping the war to socializing parts of our government.

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Now Watch This: Saul Williams breaks down the issues