Tem Blessed is a socially conscious Hip Hop artist that has been making relevant music with a message for over a decade. Born in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa to Cape Verdean parents, Tem has worked for over 18 years empowering youth. He is a graduate of UMass Amherst majoring in Legal Studies and minoring in African American Studies and Sociology. His music and message are about social justice, sustainability, and climate change and are designed to inspire the audience towards positive change and global responsibility.
Tem Blessed has shared the stage with national recording artists Common, KRS-1, and Ludacris. Tem Blessed is part of Blest Energy band, Author of Planeta Bu- Rise of Agoo, 350.org Artist in Residence, and the Arts and Culture Manager for Van Jones' organization the Dream Corps.
Tem Blessed recently released his long anticipated graphic novel: Planeta Blu - Rise of Agoo. This 252 page afrofuturistic adventure is for young audiences and beautiful medicine for our world.
Want to bring Tem Blessed and Mike LaRiccia in for a musical or speaking performance? Contact @[email protected]
We signed with www.DarkHorse.com !!!
“As young boys, Mike LaRiccia and I read Dark Horse Comics,” said Blessed. “Now as men with families, we have the opportunity to partner with this iconic publisher that inspired us to build worlds and tell stories. We are honored to carry on the Dark Horse legacy and share images and words that embolden the youth to dream beyond a bleak future. I am not saying that this book will solve climate change but I forsee that Planeta Blu – Rise of Agoo will ignite the mind of someone that will. This remixed and revised version of Planeta Blu – Rise of Agoo is destined to send colorful shockwaves of optimism past challenging times well into the future.” - Tem Blessed https://aiptcomics.com/2023/03/24/dark-horse-planeta-blu-volume-1-the-rise-of-agoo-tpb/
"Your songs made me want to make sure I end the year off strong". This makes it all worth it! For school assemblies contact @[email protected]