Testament aka Andy Brooks is a rapper, singer, and producer. His credits include performances on BBC, MTV, BBC Radio 1 and BBC 1txra. He also holds the Guinness World Record for leading the world’s largest Human Beatbox ensemble.
Beatboxing since he was 11 and rapping since he was 14, Testament went on to win the BBC Urban Music Talent Award in 2007. Since then he has gone onto work with a diverse range of artists from Grammy winner Corinne Bailey Rae and MOBO winner Soweto Kinch to the progenitor of Hip-Hop himself, US legend DJ KoolHerc.
He is a frequent collaborator with beatbox pioneer Shlomo, and is a member of Shlomo & The Lip Factory with performances at Southbank Centre London, Bristol Old Vic and a number of festivals including Glastonbury.
Hi play “Black Men Walking”, part of Revolution Mix, was nominated for UK Theatre Awards 2018 Best New Play.
In 2009 he released debut album No Freedom Without Sacrifice under his producer alter-ego Homecut to widespread critical acclaim and successfully toured the UK.
With a love of words in many forms, he founded The Hip Hop Clinic a workshop company specializing in Hip Hop music workshops.
“Unpious, spirit-filled and brimming with skills”
Soweto Kinch, Mercury Nominee and MOBO Winner
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