brokeMC is a freelance artist, musician, writer, and designer living in Brooklyn, New York.
He is the Founder of Chaos Button Productions: http://www.chaosbutton.com
He is the Founder and Host of The New York Open Mic Podcast: http://www.newyorkopenmic.com
He is the Founder of the Brooklyn Silent Film Festival (inaugural event at The Well in Bushwick this September!) : http://www.brooklynsilent.com
His visual art explores slanguange and evolves portraiture. His “Saints” series, begun in 2010 with “Saint Kevorkian,” extols modern icons as symbols of transcendence. Included in this series are Frida Kahlo (Stencil work), Billie Holiday, Biggie Smalls, Gene Wilder, and more. In the background of many of these works are “freestyles” painted in calligraphic handstyles. His experience as a poet and Hip Hop MC inform his process of painting, and the inclusion of these improvised poems creates a vibrant backdrop for his portraits and studies.
His stencil series “Sinking Ships” considers the many follies of modern society, culture, and capitalism through the spyglass of sinking sea vessels. Though initially dark in their outlook, the hope lies in their lingering buoyancy and the beauty implicit in even life’s darkest moments.
He has toured the U.S. and Canada as the rap artist brokeMC with such talented and soulful artists as Deathrow Tull, The Metermaids, Undakova, Bisc1, Swordplay, MINDSpray, DJ Halo, DJ Spliff, DJ Milkmoney, and more.
He has collaborated on three plays with the Subjective Theatre Company. As well as had readings for his work with the Meat and Bone Theatre Company, Tiny Rhino, and Scarlet Fox Letter Press Salon Series. He has also written and sold several screenplays and a book for a musical. His play “That’s My Moonbeam!” was produced as part of FringeNYC’s 2016 Theatre Festival at the Player’s Theatre in NYC’s West Village.
He a Hip Hop journalist for the DELI Magazine, based out of NYC.
His first novel, Welcome to the Ghost Port, is being shopped to publishers by his agent at Harvey Klinger. In it a young girl experiments with an illegal technology which allows her to astral project. When her spirit returns, her body is missing and the facility has burned to the ground. As she frantically searches for where her body went, we also follow her best friend’s search for her, as well as the story of the family who sold her body and why.
Commissioned works – plays, scripts, videos, paintings, poems, articles, videos, and music – are all welcome!