Krip-Hop’s Mission is to educate the music, media industries and general public about the talents, history, rights and marketability of Hip-Hop artists and other musicians with disabilities. Krip-Hop main objective is to get the musical talents of hip-hop artists with disabilities into the hands of media outlets, educators, and hip-hop, disabled and race scholars, youth, journalists and hip-hop conference coordinators. Krip-Hop Nation’s public education has many avenues i.e. Internet magazine’s columns, workshops, Internet radio show, publications and our famous mixtape series to name a few reporting on the latest news about musicians with disabilities.

About Krip-Hop Institute

At Krip-Hop Institute, we envision a society where all cultural expression, whether it be mainstreamed or underground, in today’s unprecedented political social unrest, be embraced for what it is. Ideally, disabled Black artists will be positively adhered to. It is critical that the present and future disabled artists, especially Black/Brown disabled cultural workers, thinkers, and writers are studied from an anthropological non- ethnocentric perspective. We need to honor those that came before us. KHI will do this through our communities both locally and internationally, all the while making the unique contribution of having a community space to gather, perform music, learn about and display the arts, exploration of political history and current environmental educational resources.


Leroy Moore on stage presenting with a female sign language interpreter standing beside him.


Krip-Hop Institute will be a cultural, activist, and inclusive platform meeting space for the community. KHI specializes in the accurate representation of those who are marginalized, especially disabled, Black, and the intersection between the Black disabled community therein. This will be achieved both locally and internationally by having a music studio, visual art gallery, archival historical data. Ultimately, the goal of KHI is to create an international hub for disabled and non-disabled activists, artists, and researchers around the world. KHI will be where the public, educational institutions, and cultural centers can learn about Black disabled art and activism. The unique distinction here is that individuals will have access to a multimodal representation of an appropriate myriad of academic historical empirically produced but start their own archives and organize disability events in their cultural centers like museums. It is essential that KHI be based in the Black and disabled community to be truly represented. Through adequate collaboration within the community, KHI will outreach to educational institutions in the prospects of gaining more allies establishing the institute’s much needed materials. Examples include but are not limited to, the acquisition of hard to find books, scholarly articles, as well as specific types of art.

Leroy Moore wearing a purple vest at an event while making hand gestures.

Leroy Moore on his scooter with his hand raised in the Power position wearing a camouflage jacket and his gray scarf.
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  • 2022 Leroy Moore was one of the Winners for the 7th Athletes in Excellence Award from The Foundation for Global Sports Development. Link. 
  • 2022 Disability Rights Legal Center (DRLC) Announcing our first FDR awardee: Leroy F. Moore. Link. 
  • 2021 Leroy Moore was awarded United States Artists Award for his poetry. Link. 
  • Rising Phoenix, Two Sports Emmys for Outstanding Long Sports Documentary and Outstanding Music Direction
  • Highlighted musician and former athlete for the 2021 Paralympics, Tokyo
  • Ability Magazine ADA 30 Thought Leaders Series, Online Magazine: Leroy Moore
  • 2020 Yerba Buena Center For The Arts (YBCA) 100 Honoree
  • 2019 Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring, Class of 2019 Hall of Fame, National Disability Mentoring Coalition
  • 2019 Wynn Newhouse Award Winner
  • 2014 Black Media Appreciation Night 2014 Leroy awarded as as Champion of the Disabled in Media. Link. 
  • 2005-2006 Julie Billiart Award for Outstanding Community Service, Mount Notre Dame High School
  • 2002 KQED of San Francisco (Public Television Station) Local Hero Award for Black History Month
  • 1998 from the San Francisco Mayor’s Disability Council under Willie L. Brown for his advocacy
  • 1995 DREDF Recognition Award for outstanding and valuable service
  • 1992-93 President Scholarship Award for outstanding GPA and leadership skills
  • 1988 Represented the U.S. as a Paracyclist in the Seoul 1988 Paralympic Games

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All donations support securing and developing our brick and mortar Krip-Hop Institute building. Success is never the result of a single individual doing everything it takes to achieve a goal.  In every case, help is there for the journey.  Whether cycling, boxing, or any other sport, winners have support. And, we need your support to achieve our goals.

KHI at its core is about equity and opportunity. Our work will be guided and informed by our beliefs and commitments to:

  • Use politically correct language.
  • Not to put down other minorities.
  • Use our talents to advocate and teach not only about ourselves but about the system we live under as it pertains to being a person of color in conjunction with having a disability.
  • Challenge mainstream & all media on ways they frame disability.
  • Increase voices that are missing from within and in the popular culture.
  • Recognizing our disabled ancestors, knowing that we are building on what they left us and nothing is new just borrowed.
  • To increase disability solidarity and collaboration around the world.
  • Help to increase the visibility in Black museums, cultural centers of Black disability art, music and historical involvement in artistic/activism of the times.
  • The Disability Justice’s 10 Principles.
  • Be a space for the Black community to gain disability/Krip-Hop political education, cultural expression, activism while understanding the historical importance of Black disabled individuals at various different time periods in history.
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