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.
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.