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Emcee / Poet Extraordinaire 

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Visual Artist / Public Figure

International Recording Artist

Big man in the shadows

Yemi is one of those extremely talented guys that plays

a big role behind the scenes. While he prefers to not be in the spotlight, his influence is felt all over the Boston Hip-Hop scene. He is the co-creator and the one to establish the well known brand aesthetic of Hoop Hop. He also serves as Treasurer for the 501(3)C.

 

Created by Bakari JB in 2013, Hoop Hop is now a collaborative effort. Each team member brings their own expertise and creativity to the table, which has helped the event grow to be much more than a basketball tournament. Beginning in 2017, Hoop Hop is now held at the Roxbury YMCA, which has allowed us to offer much, much more to attendees.

B. CARTIER

VP // CO-CREATIVE DIRECTOR

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Visual Artist 

Brian Cartier is a New England based Visual Artist working in many different mediums, small and large scale. The breadth of his work ranges from hand painted custom sneakers, to canvas, mixed media, murals and more. Cartier has an international client base and has been featured in venues & publications all over New England and down the East coast. He has also worked in mentoring roles with youth and has spoken before groups of adults and children. Brian is constantly seeking to expand his reach as well as the range of his expression as he continues to challenge himself creatively. Brian was also the Creator an Director of 'Hoopla', a successful charity basketball tournament series in NH.

 

KACHE BOYD

BOARD MEMBER 

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YMCA Senior Director of Youth Development

With 18 years of professional experience in the fields of youth advocacy, neighborhood engagement and community organizing, Kaché Boyd currently serves as Senior Director of Youth Development for a national non-profit. She is also a certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor and Organizer for the largest health non-profit for black women and girls, GirlTrek. Kaché’s deep commitment to wellness-centered initiatives is further exemplified by her role as co-founder and “Young Harriet” of the Finishers Fit Club. When not pounding the pavement or making moves for the village.

BAKARI BARRETT

FOUNDER // PRESIDENT

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Emcee / Poet Extraordinaire 

Bakari J.B. is a Hip-Hop Artist/Spoken Word Poet that grew up in lower Roxbury/Dorchester area of Boston, Massachusetts. Son of a Jazz musician, music has always been second nature to him. Bakari J.B. started to develop his craft early on in high school at Boston Latin School, where he had his first ever on stage rap performance. Born in 1986, late 90's hip-hop and R&B would be instrumental in his musical growth. Heavily influenced by artists such as Biggie, Nas, Jay-Z and the l.o.x., these rappers helped Bakari J.B. to construct his gritty East Coast style. He is also versatile, having listened to lyricists such as Eminem, Talib Kweli, Common, Mos Def and The Roots, as these artist helped him develop a soulful and more lyrical style to compliment the raw East Coast style.

YEMI OSINUBI

TREASURER // 

CO-CREATIVE DIRECTOR

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Big man in the shadows

Yemi is one of those extremely talented guys that plays

a big role behind the scenes. While he prefers to not be in the spotlight, his influence is felt all over the Boston Hip-Hop scene. He is the co-creator and the one to establish the well known brand aesthetic of Hoop Hop. He also serves as Treasurer for the 501(3)C.

 

To learn more about volunteer opportunities or other ways to get involved

please send us a note at hoophop617@gmail.com

 

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