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- Posted on Dec 18th 2007 2:00PM by Mike Spinella
Being a longtime fan of the Irish quartet, Williams tells Spinner, "This is my favorite U2 song of all time. I first heard it while I was an exchange student to Brazil in my junior year of high school. I wasn't familiar with the massacre in Ireland that the song refers to, but I easily aligned it with my experience as an African-American and recognized it as a revolutionary song."
Keep reading to find how to snag an MP3 of Williams' interpretation of 'Sunday Bloody Sunday' and to find out which U2 album moved Williams the most.
That experience helped shape Williams' musical direction. "The 'Joshua Tree' album opened my eyes to life beyond hip-hop," he told Spinner. "I grew up on a very tightly regimented diet of New York hip-hop, and it took a lot for me to appreciate music that wasn't based on the sort of banging beats my ear was accustomed to."
Download: 'Sunday Bloody Sunday' [U2 Cover] by Saul Williams (MP3)
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