On July 26, 2012 hip-hop artist Baby Jay will make history again as he becomes the first rapper to perform at the 2012 AAU Junior Olympic Games! He will be performing some of his latest songs from his anticipated CD “Luv & Respect”. He is scheduled to perform at 7PM on July 26th at Discovery Green in Houston, TX and also on Thur. Aug 2nd 6PM at Turner Stadium, Humble ISD. Both the Opening and Closing Ceremonies are free and open to the public. “We are delighted to have one of our very own local artists to participate in the event and be such an inspiration to thousands of young people attending,” stated Janis Schmees, Executive Director of the Harris County – Houston Sports Authority.
Baby Jay, also known as Jonathan Gutierrez from Houston, Texas, is a Global Youth Education Ambassador for two International education foundations who are dedicated to creating safe, compassionate and respectful environments for children and youth. Collaboratively working to address the disturbing trend of violence and bullying in schools throughout the country and internationally. Baby Jay also motivates students to complete high school, attend college and to stay away from drugs.
In 2006, Baby Jay was the first ever young hip-hop artist to address the issue of bullying in schools in a positive rap and hip hop song and video “Don’t Laugh at Me”, spreading a message of hope, unity and encouragement for the youth of today. Baby Jay continues his efforts with his new song “Respect”.
Since Baby Jay’s appearance on the PBS Special, “A Tribute to the Teachers of America,” his recorded performance of “Don’t Laugh At Me” on DVD has been disseminated to thousands of schools throughout America. Baby Jay is the first and youngest rapper to receive the key to the city of Houston and three official city proclamations. He has been officially inducted into the Latin Grammy’s tour bus exhibit along with other top Latin acts. Baby Jay continues to be a positive role model for the youth as he continues his professional rap career and his college education. His career and story has been vetted on CNN, a Billboard book and many other news media outlets.