JFK aka Ninjaface

JFK aka Ninjaface

 Seattle, Washington, USA
BandHip HopSpoken Word

JFK aka Ninjaface's show is a hyperactive rap onslaught tempered by his natural sense of comedy and kinetic stage presence. A crowd favorite for years as one half of Rhymesayers Ent.'s Grayskul, he has quickly built a rep as a solo artist touring the West Coast in 2010.

Biography

Ninjaface doesn’t make music because he wants to, he makes it because he has to. The desperate intensity of his delivery reflects his irresistible need to create – to extract lessons embedded like thorns in his soul. Like a lyrical body-snatcher, Ninjaface slips listeners into his shoes, where they’ll walk long, dark miles with him toward the light.

Jeff the Filipino Kid, born in San Fernando, Philippines, spent his early childhood in San Diego, Ca. and did most of his growing up in Virginia Beach, Va. His early high school career faded as he spent more and more time on the streets, smoking and drinking. Sinking into an increasingly dim future, he dropped out of high school at the age of 16. By the mid 90s, JFK had a criminal record. As the arc of his descent sharpened, he found himself shackled by 10 years of probation and the threat of seven years lock-up for stepping the least bit out of line. Running from the law, JFK moved to Seattle, WA in 1996. It was there he began rapping with a crew of local emcees collectively known as Oldominion. JFK kept focused in the music, which kept him out of prison.

As one half of the seminal underground rap group Grayskul, JFK was signed to Rhymesayers Entertainment and has released 4 critically acclaimed albums to a growing, dedicated fanbase. As a solo artist he has taken the name Ninjaface, and in June 2010 Taxidermy Records released his debut album, "Building Wings on the Way Down", a testament to his life struggle and the beauty that has followed it.

Discography

Solo Material:

"Building Wings on the Way Down" LP
June 2010, Taxidermy Records

With Grayskul:

"Graymaker" LP
Taxidermy Records, 2009

"Bloody Radio" LP
Rhymesayers Entertainment, 2007

"Deadlivers" LP
Rhymesayers Entertainment, 2005

"Creature"
Self Released, 2004