MEET THE TEAM
Selah Guru - Founder/Hip-Hop Expressionist
Selah Guru, a lyrical artist and performer born in Harlem, NY, and raised in Augusta, GA is a Hip-Hop Expressive Coordinator, and founder of Supreme MCs Rule Hip-Hop Expression Program.
His mother has been a huge inspiration in his entertainment career. She recognized her young son’s talent and entered him into an acclaimed talent contest at the age of 7, winning performing Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean at Augusta, GA Civic Center. Since then, he has dominated stages in numerous Hip-Hop shows and festivals across the nation.
Selah has showcased lyrical skills in front of some of the best Hip-Hop artists in history at a young stage in his Hip-Hop career, including the Notorious B.I.G., Doug E. Fresh, and Sway of MTV. All of them recognized his talent and was a major push in the furthering of his career. With musical influences ranging from rock, jazz, soul to Hip-Hop, his style cannot be neatly fit into any box. As a freestyle artist, Selah constantly reinvents himself. However his message is what it’s always been since Hip Hop started, which reflects in his music. A true thoroughbred, and very conscious from his words to his style, he TRULY loves Hip Hop and lives and breathes it daily. In his own words, “HIP HOP SAVED MY LIFE!!!!!”
He has an uncanny ability to discover and develop new artists. His key to success is “Humility goes a long way.” Selah is currently in the studio creating his upcoming project titled “7 Seals of Hip Hop” with JETLOUD (Gifted Artists and Achievers of A New Generation).
Vonetta Hinton - Project Manager/Curriculum Coordinator
Vonetta Hinton is program and curriculum coordinator for the Supreme MCs Rule Hip-Hop Expression Program, working with students K-12 in the CSRA, creating curriculum for inner expression through creative means. She also creates and designs all marketing materials for the program.
A native of Minneapolis, MN, she is a specialist in Communications, Design, Marketing, Visual Art, Public Relations and Branding.
She is also a visual artist and graphic designer, having participated in gallery showings as well as touring art shows such as Art, Beats & Lyrics in Atlanta, GA and Washington, DC. She received an Associate of Arts in Graphic Design from Art Institute of Atlanta in 1998, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Design from American Intercontinental University in 2009. She worked as a graphic and web designer and freelanced for higher education and small to large corporations. She has also worked as an Executive Assistant for a prominent African American art gallery where she specialized in planning events, and has also taught expressive therapy classes with The Ciderhouse Inc., a non-profit dedicated to changing the lives of at-risk youth and adults through art. Her art has been chosen for marketing projects with schools such as Paine College and Tulane University. She also continues to promote art & music with her husband Selah.