Humble The Poet

Humble The Poet

BandHip HopSpoken Word

Humble The Poet is a charming version of Lupe Fiasco and his music will shake both your ass & mind. Humble marries superior lyricism with emotion that rivals that of DMX & Tupac, all while having a lot of fun in the process. A bushy beard, head wrap, tattoos, and a stage presence second to none.


Kanwer Singh aka Humble The Poet is an elementary school teacher & Toronto bred MC/Spoken Word Artist with an aura that embodies the diversity and resiliency of one of the World’s most unique cities. Tattoos, beard, head wrap and a silly smile, Humble commands attention. His appearance is only overshadowed by his presence and delivery; stimulating audiences with ideas that challenge conventional wisdom and go against the grain. Humble is introducing a critical viewpoint to Hip Hop’s Landscape, and having a lot of fun in the process.

From the classroom to centre stage, Humble utilizes the myriad of experiences in his life and consolidates them into digestible lyricism, witty choruses, and unmatched energy layered over infectious production

In 2008, Kanwer Singh began releasing independently recorded tracks on (YouTube) with self-made videos shared through social networking sites. By early 2009, Kanwer adopted the stage name ‘Humble The Poet’ and launched, a space to share his works and those of others that inspire him. The launch of this site also coincided with the release of his first project -00:05. Humble has since released two more projects aptly titled -00:04 & -00:03. Humble The Poet has also been featured in numerous publications and major hip hop web sites including: MTV Iggy, Rolling Stone, World Star Hip Hop, Allhiphop, & 2dopeboyz.

Humble has toured North America, most notably at Lollapalooza 2012, and recently made a splash internationally, performing at major festivals in London, Delhi, and Pune. He was featured in Goa as part of the documentary series The Dewarists, which was broadcast on India’s largest English-speaking network, Star World. The Dewarists has since gone on to win Bronze at The Cannes Lions Festival. Humble is also the subject of the Documentary “Humble The Poet” by Chapman University Director Brendan Naumas. The documentary is currently a 2012 Cecil Award Nominee.

Humble has also pursued ventures outside the music world, recently modeling for designer Raji Aujla at The Fashion & Art’s Toronto CitySCAPE event. He will be featured in the upcoming film ‘Picture Day, which was selected for the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.’ Kanwer is also the founder of Brwnppl , a web application launching in the summer of 2012. Humble is in the process of writing a screenplay adapted to the story of Mewa Singh, the first and only Indo-Canadian executed in Canada.


- Voice For the Voiceless (2009)
- Be About it (2009)
- Mohamed Said (2010)
- Baagi Music (2010)
- MiddleRingPinky (2011)
- No I.D (2011)
- Moorni Remix (2012)
- Silencio (2012)

Humble The Poet Presents: -00:05 (2009)
Humble The Poet Presents: -00:04 (2009)
Humble the Poet Presents: -00:03 (2010)
Humble The Poet Presents: The Believe Me Music Mixtape (2011)
Humble The Poet Presents: -00:02 (2013)

Set List

Take Too Much
Mahamad Said
Be About It
Life of an Immigrant
Baaagi Music