We spoke to HAM the Illustrator at the Tupac Changes Exhibition - Croydon - produced by Highlight Nation. As ever, this conversation was full of insights that came about spontaneously through conversation.
HAM the Illustrator is an emerging London based British-Namibian multimedia hiphop artist and storyteller focused primarily on the marriage between his conscious lyricism and graphic illustration. Along with over 20 overall international and local performances, HAM the Illustrator lays claim to supporting well known international artists such as Rudimental, Coolio, Grandmaster Flash, D Double E & Footsie (Newham Generals), Big Narstie, P Money, Logan Sama, Flava D, General Levy, Izzie Gibbs, Congo Natty, Killa P, HVDES, Avok, AceDa Bass, Cameron Hart, Niskerone and many others. Influenced largely by his upbringing in Namibia, Ethiopia, South Africa and the United Kingdom, HAM's mission remains to promote education, empowerment and compassion in today's society through his art.
"First you make them more aware, then you make them believe they have the power to make a change, then you make them think about what they should do with that power."- HAM”
To learn more about HAM the Illustrator visit: www.HAMtheIllustrator.com