Khafre Jay: From the Block to the Top
Among the many roles he fills, Khafre Jay is a change-maker, community organizer, nonprofit worker, Hip Hop Artist, and the best father ever. As a Bay Area, Hunters Point activist fighting for racial and socioeconomic justice, he empowers community members to use their voices and resist structures of inequality—and he does so in large part through Hip Hop organizing. His passions for music, grassroots solutions, and community justice drove him to create the nonprofit Hip Hop For Change, which utilizes hip hop to break down barriers between youth and justice issues that affect their lives and communities. So far, he's employed over 1000 people in his community, educated over 30 thousand youth K-12, raised over 5 million dollars through grassroots means, and now he's coming for the rest of the nation. He needs all the support he can get right now.
For all this, Khafre's work has recently been recognized by the Zellerbach Family Foundation and the San Francisco Symphony, winning both the 2020 William J. Zellerbach Award for Social Change and the Symphony's 2020 Ellen Magnin Newman Award for outstanding arts organization. Khafre has graced Mother Jones, The Daily Kos, The SF Chronicle, The Oakland Tribune, POP VULTURE Magazine, and Musicbailout. His work has been featured on CBS News, The Black News Network, NBC Bay Area, and PBS News Hour. Khafre's brand of raw, revolutionary, anti-white supremacist and misogynist, community-oriented Hip Hop is a plus on any stage. If you want your audience to move, Khafre Jay is your answer. He never slows down.
Speaking Truth To Power
Educate, Entertain & Inspire
Khafre's deep understanding of equity and justice has been the cause of many organizations to reach out for his council. Besides sitting on the Board of the Children's Creativity Museum and the Presidio Trust Activators commit, he's been tapped by the SF Chronicle, Parks California, East Bay Regional Parks District, UCSF, and 350.org, just to name a few.
On The Stage
Khafre Jay is a true MC. With his revolutionary brand of Hip Hop, has shared the stage with world-class acts such as Rakim, Method Man, Dead Prez, Hieroglyphics, Immortal Technique, The Pharcyde, Talib Kweli many more.
Khafre has become one of the most powerful speakers in the Hip Hop community. For this, he's been invited to speak academically at institutions like Cambridge, Johns Hopkins, Tulane, UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz, and Stanford to name a few, and has also graced the TEDx stage.