Shamako Noble, Application for Coordinating Committee

Name - Shamako Noble
City - Oakland
County - Alameda
Contact -

Shamako Noble is a hip hop artist, cultural organizer and political theorist from San Jose, California. Graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School (San Jose, California).

Shamako Noble is an artist, organizer and author that is based out of the Bay Area in California. He has been engaged in making music since he was 8 years old and has been involved with education and social movements since he was 13. His first professional position was a youth computer instructor in Compton, Ca in 1993.
As an artist, Shamako Noble has performed all over the United States and shared the stage with such acts as Talib Kwali, Zion-I, The Jacka, OneBeLo and many others. He has participated in numerous local and national events including Netroots Nation, the March for our Lives in 2008 in St. Paul Minnesota, The U.S. Social Forum, various National Truth Commissions and The U.S. Court of Women on Poverty in the U.S.
In 2012, Shamako was the Racial and Social Justice Organizer for the Jill Stein/Cheri Honkala Green Party presidential/vice-presidential campaign and in July 2013 was a panelist on the presidential campaign debriefing session at the Annual National Meeting of the Green Party of the United States.
As an activist and organizer he is best known for his work with the Hip Hop Congress. Shamako helped co-found the Congress, along with Reali Robinson, and ran the San Francisco Bay area chapter for several years until the organization merged with a student-organization of the same name. After the merger, Shamako became the organization's Chair of Artist Development, and in 2003 was elected by the membership as the organization's second president while DLabrie took over the position as Artist Development Chair.
Shamako also currently serves as the Lead educator for the Women's Economic Agenda Project as well as the National Coordinator for the US Social Form.
A well known advocate for incorporating Hip Hop culture into Education and youth programs, Noble has taught workshops and teach-ins at schools all over the bay area - from elementary schools to colleges - on a variety of topics including the origins of hip hop and organizing and activism in hip hop culture.
Shamako has also written for many different websites and magazines, and in 2001 became co-editor (along with long-time collaborator Emcee Lynx) of H2O: The Hip Hop Observer, a monthly on-line and print journal of hip hop culture and activism which produced 3 issues before collapsing due to a lack of funds. Shamako is currently and editor and writer for the People's Tribune. He is also working on his first book entitled, "Cypher Dynamics"
As an artist, Shamako is distinguished by his subtle yet aggressive style, and by his freestyle performance in particular. He has been involved in the West-Coast battle circuit as a competitor and a judge for many years and won regional and local championships all over California.
His first album, "The Return of the Coming of the Aftermath", was released in 2004. He released a mixtape, "Sword of the West Vol. 1" in 2011.  He is currently working on an EP entitled, Agape produced by DJ Fall of San Jose.