From: United States
Messiah Ramkissoon is a native to Trinidad,West Indies by way of Annapolis, MD and Brooklyn, NY. His birth name and rap name are synonymous, Messiah. He is undoubtedly most proud of his performances at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York. Winning three consecutive shows at the Apollo, Messiah silenced the audience with the insightful poem, "Sherika Was a Champ," which with a sweet street eloquence,delved into the sensitive HIV taboo. Episodes of the show air nationwide on the WB channel. He has toured with Grammy nominated singer Kelly Price, shared stages with many celebrity artists; Wale, Lupe Fiasco, Dead Prez and Janelle Monae to name a few. Messiah can be found performing at many college campuses throughout the country and was also a part of the Tied To Greatness High School Tour which was featured in the Source Magazine. Marking one his most recent accomplishments, Messiah performed at the pre-event for the 2008 BET Awards in Los Angeles after winning a BET rap contest. The performance was aired on BET Jazz. Merging education with hip-hop and it's poetic roots, he recently gained a Bachelors degree in public relations from Howard University. This was his first time enrolled in any academic institution. Home schooled all of his life, he attended neither elementary nor high school. He plans on using his expertise to enhance the state of hip-hop music and to also create a lane for others to succeed through his vision and pursuit. Messiah serves as VP of Urban Affairs for Soulful-Steem, a marketing company targeting youth. In this position, Messiah shares motivational work in juvenile prisons and public schools. Messiah's work ethic and dedication to his craft manifest themselves in his live show. He is entertaining to a wide audience and has fans from almost every demographic. Passionate about his craft and purpose, Messiah is the essence of true artistry.