Javier Starks is an emcee, songwriter, educator, and youth advocate. Starks provides audiences with a positive alternative by choosing to perform curse-free Hip Hop with verses that don’t degrade women, promote drugs, excessive violence, or over-glorifies money. He teaches kids why self-respect and respecting others is so important when expressing ourselves through art.
Starks has performed at The Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, and more. Starks led youth workshops in Tripoli, Lebanon, and was commissioned to record an original song to honor Oliver Tambo’s 100th birthday in South Africa. Starks has been featured on CNN and has appeared on local news stations including Great Day Washington (WUSA-9). He has performed, recorded, and collaborated with numerous award-winning artists including Logic, Robert Glasper, Keyon Harrold, Miles Mosley, Chris Dave, Derrick Hodge, and the West Coast Get Down. In addition to his music career, Starks is the undisputed number #1 Onewheel rider in the world for distance.
Javier will perform on Saturday night