Shamako D. Noble
Hip hop artist and emcee, Shamako Noble is a co-founder and current president of HipHop Congress (HHC), a San Jose-based, grassroots network that seeks to empower, educate, and unite individuals through hip hop. HHC has over 70 chapters nationwide and works with emcees, graffiti artists, dj's, dancers, organizers, journalists, educators, and youth. He is the marketing and development coordinator for Silicon Valley De-Bug, a San Jose-based collective of artists, writers, community members, and organizers working on behalf of the unseen under classes of Silicon Valley. He is also the CEO of record label Rondavoux Records, currently in the process of releasing the album Mr. Network.
Noble advocates for the use of hip hop and other educational alternatives to make education more relevant and appealing to youths across the nation who are suffering from increased dropout rates. He works with R.E.F.U.G.E. (Real Education for Urban Growth Enterprises), which specializes in using urban arts to teach life skills, leadership, and culture. He is a firm believer in civic engagement and social responsibility, as well as the power inherent in all cultures and spiritualities. He also works as an organizer for the Poor Peoples Economic Human Rights Campaign.
As a performing artist, Noble released his first solo album The Return of the Coming of the Aftermath several years ago and is currently working on a second album entitled Personal Issues. This album will feature material from the Bay area, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Seattle, Chicago, and more.
Noble is 28 years old and has twin boys, Amir and Shamar.