Jonathan Hay is a Leesburg, Florida native, who was adopted as a newborn baby. His first time meeting his biological parents and their first time meeting in 41 years is part of The Urban Hitchcock Story that is directed by Sabrina The Creator.
Public Enemy member Professor Griff performs narration throughout Jonathan Hay’s The Urban Hitchcock LP, a musical collaboration with a cornerstone theme of adoption issues. The Public Enemy member, part of arguably one of the most influential groups in music history, describes Hay as a child who identified mostly with hip hop culture:”A child not knowing his birth parents dealing with abandonment, a white kid who identifies with rebels from the likes of Public Enemy, X-Clan, NWA… raised on Hip hop culture and relates with the broken home and rhymes about the lack of the father figure in the home. Identifying with people like Malcolm X. And what does the X represent? A child who never knew his bloodline but became immersed and found solitude in the brotherhood of Hip hop.” (Professor Griff on Jonathan Hay)
Hay’s biological mother can be heard on the first single “Don’t Close Your Eyes (Ashamed)”which features Shady Records artist Kxng Crooked of Slaughterhouse. The Urban Hitchcock LP also features Cyhi The Prynce, Canibus, Chino XL, Planet Asia, Skyzoo, Bootleg from The Dayton Family, Royce da 5’9″ and Parliament Funkadelic original member Jerome “Bigfoot” Brailey.
Read about his touching adoption story on his Tumblr.