BROOK YUNG

BROOK YUNG

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Biography

Though internationally known as the next face of the hip hop world, B. Yung has recently become a familiar face in the American Spoken word community. In the year 2006, he was offered a slot in "LA's Def Poetry Allstar show" by Stan Lathan, and after excepting, began a very successful career at his new found craft.

In 2008, while still keeping a pulse on the local and international Hip Hop community, B. Yung ranked 2nd in the Nation with Urban Word NYC's slamteam at the Brave New Voices National Competition. He also ranked 1st place in Robert Redford Speak Green Competition that was held at the world renown Kennedy Center in Washington D.C which earned him a chance to perform at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

In 2009, B. Yung got back into the swing of music. He joined the Legendary Us3 Band and began traveling Europe on the "Stop, Think, Run" tour. Later his song entitled "Love of my life" (produced by Geoff Wilkinson) premiered on MTV and VH1 Soul and is still running in heavy rotation. This year he ranked 7 in the Village Voice Rap Reviews (beating Jay-Z's Blueprint 3 Album by 2 slots)

In 2010 he was featured in the Sprite Dunk contest commercial and also Reggie Bythwood's "One Night in Vegas" set to air this year on ESPN.

Saul Williams says "[B. Yung] is nothing short of amazing". Natalie Stewart (1/2 of the nationally known R&B Female recording duo Floetry) says "B. Yung delivers passion filled poetry articulating the purpose of prose". Sunni Patterson says "B. Yung is an inspiration to "be". Robert Redford (New York's Former Poet Laureate) says "B. Yung has the gifts of ear, eye, brain and heart-- I will gladly be part of the audience watching for what he does with them."

B. Yung is now 21 years old and is still performing at colleges and various venues all around the world including places like China, Russia, England, Japan ect. He is also working on his LP with upcoming producer Phonix entitled "Eye of the Prince" as well as his debut book of poems both set to drop sometime in the Fall of 2010.