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Jabee is a Emmy Award winning rapper from Oklahoma City whose music, according to Chuck
D. from Public Enemy, “has the potential to change the world.”
His new album is Black Future , released in August 2016 with a 4,000-seat sold out show at The
Criterion in Oklahoma City. The album reached #25 on iTunes. “Monument,” a track from the
album feat. Chuck D., premiered on Billboard.com , and another track, “By Any Means,”
premiered on Mass Appeal.
Jabee received the Oklahoma Gazette’s Woody Award for Best Hip Hop in 2007 and 2009, the
Oklahoma Street Music Award for Album of the Year ( Blood is the New Black ) in 2009, and in
2010 was recognized by URB magazine as an Artist to Watch.
Jabee is an Educator and community Activist. Jabee partnered with Oklahoma Council on
Economic Education, and Citizens Bank to create “Money Moves” a financial Literacy program
for Highschool students.
Jabee also Partnered with OK County Boys n Girls Club to implement, a music education
program for area high school students, Jabee is also an Adjunct professor at ACM at UCO teaching college Hip Hop Studies.
Jabee sits on several boards NE OKC renaissance, Okc Philharmonic associate board, The Clara
Luper Legacy Committee, as well as a Mayor appointed Okc Arts Commissioner
, Congresswomen Kendra Horn presented Jabee with a special Congressional Recognition for his
music, and community work.
Jabee is also an activist and community leader, and has been a leading voice in the Justice for
Julius Campaign. Jabee lead and organized a 131 mile walk from Oklahoma City to The
Oklahoma state Penitentiary, to raise awareness for Julius Jones.
In 2020 Jabee also started a Nonprofit with the OK Mural Syndicate called “With Love” a
nonprofit that advocates and creates public art on the Eastside of OKC.