Rhode Island
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Jon Hope

When passion is your touchpoint, you can’t lose!

This is the daily mantra for Harrison ‘Jon Hope’ Grigsby that has propelled him to new heights through his creative endeavors that blend Hip Hop, culture, education, and entertainment . He has taken his life experiences and manifested them into tools of inspiration for all he encounters.

Under the alias Jon Hope, Grigsby’s ability to illustrate street episodes and empower the have nots has garnered him critical acclaim worldwide. His growing catalogue of independent albums and visual content spans over a decade and positioned him as one of the brightest stars to emerge from New England. He has collaborated with the likes of Grammy award winning producer Bongo ByTheWay, Roc Nation/ShowOff DJ Statik Selektah, and a featured guest on the legendary Sway in the Morning Show with host Sway Calloway.

In 2017, the Providence, Rhode Island native released Savage Beauty EP that debuted high on the itunes indie Hip Hop chart and spawned the anthemic “ChamPain” and socially pulsating ‘Eat.’ The six track offering extended into a tour and content placement and partnerships with various brands.

 

 

 

Additional Links: 
100 Distinct Black Men List
Understanding the journey
Spoken Word
One of my favorite compositions
Interview w/ legendary host Sway discussing my relationship w/ Hip Hop and Education

I Have Worked With

  • February 2019

    Spoken Word performance for Black History Month programming 

  • December 2018

    Live performance at Harvard University's HipHopEX Education Lab 

  • October 2018

    Live performance in support of my album release Savage Beauty 

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Jon
Job Title/Position: 
Hip Hop Artist
Physical Address: 
10 Davol Square
Providence, RI 02903
Last Name: 
Hope

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Music - Rap / Hip-Hop
Additional Disciplines: 
Humanities - Anthropology
Literary Arts - Poetry
Literary Arts - Spoken Word
Media - Audio / Sound
Media - Digital
Media - Television
Multi-Disciplinary
Non-Arts / Non-Humanities
Year Founded: 
2018
Populations Served: 
Adults
Families
Incarcerated (or Formerly Incarcerated) Individuals
Nonprofits
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Community Arts
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Curriculum Development
Exhibitions
Performance / Concert / Reading
Professional Development / Training
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Writing Services
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
12
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
Multi-State Region
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Hip Hop Ed
TRIO Programs -Educational Opportunity Center
Financial Literacy Youth Initiative
Social Enterprise Greenhouse
Education: 
M.Ed - Educational Leadership & Administration (Rhode Island College)
Bachelors of Liberal Arts - Sociology (Rhode Island College)
Awards: 
Black Enterprise Magazine Be Modern Campaign 100 Distinct Men 2018
2018 Anne Dombfroski Scholarship - Social Enterprise Greenhouse
I am on the following State Arts Agency Roster(s): 
Rhode Island Education Roster

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
2XLR Cables
6FT Table
Black Table Cloth
Fee Range Minimum: 
$1,200
Fee Range Maximum: 
$3,500
State of Residence: 
Rhode Island
Minimum Number of Performers: 
2
Maximum Number of Performers: 
2

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Community Site / Center
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Literature
Media
Music
Ages Served: 
High School-age
College-Age
Fee Range Minimum: 
$800
Fee Range Maximum: 
$1,500