Hugo is a rapper and spoken word artist hailing from the UK, and residing in Melbourne Australia. He performs live with a focus on spellbinding freestyle and improvised poetry, and produces online video content. Get to know his work by checking out Hugo The Poet’s YouTube Channel and Bandcamp Page.
Hugo is a dedicated esoteric Rap exile from the UK. Having left tremors of press attention in his wake in Britain for parody rap song ‘Branksome’, a tongue in cheek ode to his leafy suburban ‘hood, he turned his attention to alternative avenues. Arriving in Melbourne in 2007, he quickly became a feature in the North Side hip hop scene, making contact with such local luminaries as Elf Tranzporter, Mantra, Julez, 1/6 and Pataphysics, and building a reputation as a rising, if unconventional, freestyle talent.
It is always his goal to use the art of rap in as innovative a manner as possible, and, quickly forming a collaboration with fellow English DJ ‘Treats’ (Treats Soundcloud), a theatrical, comedic and spiritually uplifting live show began to coalesce. With the backing Treats’s musical omni-genre explorations, Hugo provided ever more esoteric freeform poetry to audiences at venues across the city and onstage at festivals: Hugo & Treats Facebook.
Nowadays, Hugo The Poet is focussing on producing online video content of various kinds: Esoteric explorations of an alternate reality in the ILLUSIONS series, Translating the Inferno by Dante into Rap, and generally exploring the arts of Rap, Lyricism and Video production. A heap of dope Hugo the Poet music is available for download at the Hugo The Poet Bandcamp