photo by Demondre Ward

photo by Demondre Ward

Jeff "Silence" Arthur 

Educator, Hip Hop Artist, Photographer and Director. The self-taught artist began directing videos out of necessity- to marry visuals to his own music. However, it wasn't long before he also became enamored with film making. Armed with the inherent storytelling nature of rap and a rediscovered passion for photography, his narrative and branding videos began taking on a life of their own.

Silence is currently finishing up the first joint album between an US emcee and a South African producer (Draztik) under the duo name BLACWATER. He also works with inner city youth to develop their creative media skills. 



"Oh My Devil" Official Selection of the New Orleans Film Festival 

"The Truth" Blacwater video put into rotation on MTV BASE (Africa)