I WAS NEVER FIRST.
I WAS BORN TO LAST.
– JON HOPE (BLUEST MOON)
Jon Hope, the multifaceted multimedia personality, lyricist, performer, host, educator, mentor, and keynote speaker, is a dynamic force born and bred in the vibrant city of Providence, Rhode Island. With a fervent passion for Hip Hop, youth empowerment, and cultural influence, he has left an indelible mark on countless lives across New England and beyond.
Jon's journey began with an electrifying independent music career, where he unleashed his creative genius through seven captivating albums and over 70 mesmerizing music videos. His talents graced the stage alongside renowned artists such as Nas, Wiz Khalifa, and Styles, while he collaborated with the legendary DJ Statik Selektah. Notably, his albums also showcased Grammy award-winning production from the esteemed Bongo By The Way.
In 2019, Jon embarked on a new chapter by founding the Hope Scholars Initiative (HSI), a youth empowerment platform rooted in Hip Hop-based practices. Through HSI, he channels his unwavering commitment to affirming and valuing the experiences of young individuals in the Southern New England area. This visionary initiative encompasses mentorship programs, professional development, school partnerships, and much more, all geared toward nurturing the potential of tomorrow's leaders. Jon's dedication to empowering youth was exemplified in 2021 when he received the Community Partnership award from the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services in recognition of his remarkable Artist Mentorship program.
Beyond the mic and stage, Jon Hope is a celebrated keynote speaker who delivers powerful addresses at schools, colleges, and universities. He shares his personal story of growth, emphasizing the transformative power of authenticity. His inspiring narrative resonates with audiences of all ages, inspiring them to embrace their true selves and harness their unique potential.
Furthermore, Jon stands tall as the arena host for the Big East Conference's Providence College Men's Basketball, where he engages a roaring audience of nearly 16,000. His creative prowess extends into television, where he took his first steps with a role in the Travel Channel's 'Mysteries in the Museum.' In 2023, he shone on a national stage, starring in a compelling advertisement for Pepsi.
Amidst these remarkable accomplishments, Jon Hope cherishes his role as a devoted father to a beautiful daughter named Hope. Regardless of the medium, Jon Hope's unwavering mission remains constant: to inspire and empower, weaving the threads of culture, art, mentorship, and personal authenticity into a tapestry of positive change for generations to come.