Hicham Bensassi

Male, Person

1981 –


Who is Hicham Bensassi?

Hicham Bensassi, known by various pseudonyms including Ben River, Rootzu, the Five Hands Gang, the Moonlight Convention and others is a British songwriter, rap poet, composer and music producer whose work includes music on the satirical BBC animated series Monkey Dust in 2003, remixes including Howard Marks and The Mystery School Ensemble in 2005, also most recently a collaboration with playwright, publisher and spoken word artist Lee Harris released on Genepool/Universal Music Group in 2009 the album Angel Headed Hip Hop. The Portobello Film Festival described him as "Musician & rap poet Hicham Bensassi was brought up in Ladbroke Grove, West London and has been on a weird and wonderful musical journey ever since, through folk tinged broken beat, Experimental Hip hop, electronica and anywhere in-between".

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Dec 27, 1981

on July 23, 2013


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