"not4Prophet comes to bring relief, to let you . . . me . . . all thinking people know, we are not alone" - Nikki Giovanni

The Prophet aka Zero Prophet (or the artist formerly known as Not4Prophet) is a Latin Soul sonero, Hip Hop emcee, protest singer, graffiti writer/vandal, political playwright, actor, poet and/or barrio bard, a longtime community agitator and a revolutionary teacher/co-creator of knowledge.

Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico and raised in the (Boogie Down) Bronx, New York, East (Spanish) Harlem aka El Barrio NYC, and the Lower East Side/Loisaida, NY, Prophet’s first medium of art was graffiti writing in the streets. Then poetry on paper followed and finally rhymes on a microphone.

As former lead singer of the "puerto punk" band RICANSTRUCTION, emcee of agitrap group X-VANDALS (along with Public Enemy's DJ Johnny Juice), and current cantante for the salsabotuers, ABRAZOS ARMY, Prophet is respected as an anti-corporate avenger for his refusal to work with corporate record labels in accordance with his staunch punk ethics and Malcolm X' "No Sell Out!" credo.

He has released two full length records on independent labels with RICANSTRUCTION (Liberation Day on CBGB Records, and Love + Revolution on Uprising Records), two more do-it-yourself (DIY) releases with X-VANDALS (The War of Art on Resister Records, GhettoBlaster on his own label, AGIT Records) and two solo self-release full length albums of labor song “ricanstructions” (Labor of Love on AGIT Records, Working Class Zero on AGIT Records).

Prophet is the author of “Last of the Po'Ricans Y Otros Afro Artifacts,” a collection of his poetry that was published by a nonprofit entity (2 Leaf Press), a self released book of political poems entitled “Mini-Manual for the Modern Day Machetero: A Poetic Polemic,” and has produced two plays (as Alano P. Baez), Don't Take Me Alive! and the award winning Trash Talk: A Play About Garbage, that were both brought to life at prestigious theatre festivals.

Prophet also starred in, composed/performed the soundtrack (with RICANSTRUCTION), and cowrote the feature-length film, MACHETERO, which won awards in several countries, including South Africa, Ireland, Thailand and the US (New York).

Prophet teaches "Self Expression = Self Determination" creative writing classes to homeless/houseless people in the Bronx, NY and conducts "From Hollas to Hip Hop" workshops, where he discusses (and demonstrates) the history of African derived music as a form of cultural resistance.