Keith Jones interviewed Leroy Moore Jr. for the Disability Visibility Project™ at StoryCorps San Francisco on July 20, 2016. In this clip, Leroy and Keith talk about their experiences being Black hip hop artists living with Cerebral Palsy. Keith and Leroy share about how they got involved in the New York hip hop scene in the late 1970s and how their love of hip hop plus the discrimination they face moved them to create Krip Hop Nation. Leroy and Keith also describe how they grew up and their experiences of police profiling.
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Credits: Produced for the @Disability Visibility Project by Yosmay del Mazo and Alice Wong with interviews recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the story of our lives.
Music Credits: (“Alter Ego” by Fezo aka Keith Jones and “Disabled Profiled” by Leroy Moore.) All songs included with permission from the artists. Sound effects under a Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License
A photo featuring Leroy Moore Jr. and Keith Jones was taken on July 20, 2016: close up portrait of two men, standing together and slightly angled to the right, both facing the camera. The man on the left, Leroy, has close cropped hair, and a trim mustache, goatee combination that is slightly graying. Leroy identifies as Black and is wearing a dark brown button down with a black fleece vest over the top. Leroy smiles at the camera with his mouth slightly open. The man on the right, Keith, has his head and face cleanly shaven. Keith identifies as Black and is wearing oblong wire framed glasses and a black t-shirt. Keith stands facing the camera smiling.