BandHip HopSpoken Word

On the mic, RHIPS (resting humbly in poetry and song) is a relentlessly passionate, insightful, fun emcee, and equally as a pro-people's spoken word poet. In a self revealing manner he explores themes like life, loss and love. You know, the bare essentials of this human experience.


The gritty backstreets of South Central Los Angeles is home to emcee/poet and mix-media artist. Under the nom de plume of RHIPS (restin' humbly in poetry & song), he is 1/3 of the Inner City Dwellers (VDAH & DJ SURVIVE), an L.A. grown hip hop crew backed up on the turn tables by DJ Survive.

He performs his music at Universities, Colleges, Conferences and Open Mics, Festivals, and random Bars and Saloons. A breadth of experience in activism, youth development, and mixed media visual art, created a monster. Fueled by his talents, and driven by a keen hunger for social justice, RHIPS has cemented his dedication to 'shaking and moving' people in the direction of personal and cultural transformation, by any creative means necessary.

Set List

-Mics, Turntables or Turntable Plug-ins, 3 water bottles,
-compensation for spoken word, $150 - and up
-compensation for Hip Hop, $350 - and up
-Guestlist: 4-5 people