Brook Yung

Brook Yung

 New York City, New York, USA
BandSpoken Word

At only 21, MC and Slam Poet Brook Yung has been featured on HBO's Brave New Voices, starred in ESPN's 30 for 30 Mike Tyson and Tupac Documentary, filmed commercials for Sprite and the NBA and toured colleges and venues internationally.

Biography

"B. Yung delivers passion filled poetry articulating the purpose of prose" - Natalie “The
Floacist” Stewart (Grammy Nominated Artist)

"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." - Robert Pinsky (New York's Former Poet Laureate)

"[B. Yung] is nothing short of amazing" - Saul Williams (Best selling author, Musician &Slam Poetry
legend)

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 starred in the Russell Simmons HBO documentary "Brave New Voices" ranking 2nd in the Nation with NYC's Youth slam team 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. Last year (2010) he ranked 7 in the Village Voice Rap Reviews (beating Jay-Z's Blueprint 3 Album by 2 slots)

In 2010, B. Yung was featured in Sprite's NBA Slam Dunk Contest commercial and also Reggie Bythwood's "One Night in Vegas" documentary about Tupac Shakur and Mike Tyson on ESPN. In December of 2010, he hooked up with major playwright Marc Bamuthi Joseph to revamp and perform the classic One Man Show entitled Words Become Flesh at the Majestic Theatre in Dallas, TX and the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco CA.

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 Pinsky (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 etc. He is also working on his LP with upcoming producer Phonix entitled "Eye of the Prince" set to drop sometime in the Spring of 2011.