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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 , and another track, “By Any Means,” premiered on Mass Appeal .
Jabee has toured with Run the Jewels (Killer Mike and El-P) and Murs, and has been featured on Sway in the Morning , MTV, XXL, Complex, The Source and Vibe. He has also performed at Kevin Durant’s celebrity basketball game and Russell Westbrook’s celebrity comedy show.
He released his first full-length album, Blood is the New Black , in 2008, co-produced by DJ Vadim, and the following year linked with DJs Mick Boogie and Terry Urban to record a mixtape
called Must Be Nice . In 2011, Jabee partnered with DJBooth.net and IMKING clothing to produce the Lucky Me EP, featuring Carlitta Durand.
In 2013, his second full-length album, Everything Was Beautiful and Nothing Hurt , recorded under the guidance of hip-hop legend Murs debuted at #50 on iTunes.
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