"work without bread in this poetry factory" - Miguel Pinero
(not4)Prophet was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico and raised in East Harlem and El South Bronx. He is a graffiti writer, Hip Hop emcee, Punk Rock singer, actor and last but not least, a poor (mans) poet.
(not4)Prophet officially became a poet when the ten-year-old graffiti writer was given a copy of Piri Thomas' Down These Mean Streets by his papi in the hope of re-channeling the street titere "N4Ps" artistic "writing" instincts. (not4)Prophet went on to "discover" other writers from the Nuyorican Poets Movement by boosting their books from the nearest chain bookstores, and shortly thereafter began scratching out his own "puerto-poems" on napkins, toilet paper and whatever else was handy and wasn't a wall.
For the past decade, (not4)Prophet has also consistently used and utilized his art in the name of (the) peoples struggle en las esquinas y las calles and considers himself to be a political agitator, but not a professional activist.
a few poemas:
Steppin' into Beauty (June 6 2006)
3 Time Loser
Last Call (a poem written for Jesus Papoleto Melendez)
For Julia on 106 Street
Reclaim the Streets
puerto punk rocks