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List of Famous Members of Kappa Alpha Psi in Music

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The brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi have always been creative and musically gifted.

For over 100 years, brothers of the fraternity have excelled and made their mark on the world of music in major ways in everything from classical music to hip hop.

We at Watch The Yard have made a list of notable members of the fraternity who have made their mark on the music world. 

Take a look at the list below:

Marvin Sapp

Marvin Sapp crossed through the Grand Rapids (MI) Alumni chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi. He is an American Gospel music singer-songwriter.

Lecrae Devaughn Moore aka Lecrae

Lecrae was initiated into Kappa Alpha Psi through the fraternity’s Eta Gamma chapter. He is an American Christian hip hop recording artist, songwriter, record producer, and actor.

Montell Jordan

Montell Jordan was initiated into Kappa Alpha Psi through the fraternity’s Beta Omega chapter. He is an American pastor, singer, songwriter, and record producer.

Byron Cage

Byron Cage is an initiate of the Kappa Upsilon chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi. He is an American gospel recording artist.

Gerald Alston

Gerald Alston was initiated into Kappa Alpha Psi through the fraternity’s Alpha Kappa chapter. He is an American R&B singer, and the lead singer with the Manhattans.

Alvin Batiste

Alvin Batiste is an initiate of the Alpha Sigma chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi. He was an Avant-garde jazz clarinetist born in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Lawrence Brownlee

Lawrence Brownlee is an initiate of the Indianapolis Alumni chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi. He is an American operatic tenor particularly associated with the bel canto repertoire.

Elwood Buchanan

Elwood Buchanan was initiated into Kappa Alpha Psi through the fraternity’s Beta chapter. He was an American jazz trumpeter and teacher who became an early mentor of Miles Davis.

Kenny Burrell

Kenny Burrell crossed through the Alpha Beta chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi. He is an American jazz guitarist known for his work on the Blue Note label.

Donald Byrd

Donald Byrd crossed through the Omicron Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi. He was an American jazz and rhythm & blues trumpeter and vocalist.

Daniel Keith Swain aka Danny!

Danny! was initiated into Kappa Alpha Psi through the fraternity’s Gamma Nu chapter. He is an American rapper, singer-songwriter, composer, record producer and voice actor.

Donald Paige aka DeP

DeP was initiated into Kappa Alpha Psi through the fraternity’s Beta Beta chapter. He is an American singer, actor and a model.

DJ Jubilee

DJ Jubilee crossed through the Gamma Psi chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi. He is an American rapper from New Orleans.

Jester Hairston

Jester Hairston was initiated into Kappa Alpha Psi through the fraternity’s Chi chapter. He was an American composer, songwriter, arranger, choral conductor, and actor.

Edward Jordan

Edward Jordan was initiated into Kappa Alpha Psi through the fraternity’s Alpha Sigma chapter. He is an American jazz saxophonist and music educator.

Booker T. Jones

Booker T. Jones crossed through the Alpha chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi. He is an American multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, record producer and arranger.

Jabari Miles Evans aka Naledge

Naledge was initiated into Kappa Alpha Psi through the fraternity’s Delta Eta chapter. He is an American rapper and one half of the hip-hop group Kidz in the Hall.

Rev. W.R. “Smokie” Norful, Jr.

Smokie Norful crossed through the Gamma Sigma chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi. He is an American gospel singer and pianist.

Vinx De’Jon Parrette

Vinx De’Jon Parrette was initiated into Kappa Alpha Psi through the fraternity’s Beta Psi chapter. He is a percussionist, singer and songwriter and former athlete.

William Grant Still

William Grant Still was initiated into Kappa Alpha Psi through the fraternity’s Delta chapter. He was an American composer of more than 150 works and was the first American composer to have an opera produced by the New York City Opera.

Billy Taylor

Billy Taylor crossed through the Alpha Phi chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi. He was an American jazz pianist, composer, broadcaster and educator.

Kris Thomas

Kris Thomas is an initiate of the Eta Gamma chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi. He is an American singer.

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