Shamako Noble

Rapper, Musical Artist


Who is Shamako Noble?

Shamako Noble is a hip hop artist, cultural organizer and political theorist from San Jose, California.

Graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School.

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 campaign.

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.

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Lived in
  • San Jose

on July 23, 2013


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