Besskepp

Besskepp

 La Puente, California, USA
BandSpoken WordHip Hop

HBO Def Poet, author, and national slam team member, Besskepp merges originality and heritage with performance. Twice named LA Times’ Teacher of the Year for his academic innovation which incorporates Hip Hop and Poetry by mixing classical structure with an urban flavor.

Biography

HBO Def Poet, author, and national slam team member, Besskepp merges originality and heritage with performance. He has a written and appears in Homeless Beatboxer, a poetic stage production for the Hip Hop Theatre Festival. Besskepp has recorded with Hip Hop legend KRS-One and has appeared at dozens of colleges, festivals and coffeehouses. Yet, his work begins where most poets’ end. Twice named LA Times’ Teacher of the Year for his academic innovation which incorporates Hip Hop and Poetry by mixing classical structure with an urban flavor. Besskepp creates poetry that deconstructs the complex issues facing students using non-elitist language.

He has aired on BET’s The Way You Do It and Fox Television. His CD “Bluze Langwij”, was described by Rock and Rap Confidential as “the most musical mixture of spoken word with the instrumental truth”. His poetry addresses pertinent issues such as equal rights, single-parent households, education, and the influences of Hip Hop on our society

Discography

Bluze Langwij
The Hey Moment

Set List

Special Ed
Up the Street Atround the Corner (book excerpt)
Hip Hop (poem)
Rotten Pomegranates