We’re all too familiar with tears welling up in our eyes brought on by stress, sadness, or even laughter.

I’ve cried a river in these past few days; mainly brought on by sadness. 

I’m absolutely positive that my father is in a better place looking down from paradise onto his children and his beloved wife my mother and all whom he has had compassion for during his time here on this earth.

If there is anything that my father has taught me; it is to always be strong. 

Our family and friends have been blind sided by his departure.

However the support from family, friends, and even total strangers overwhelm’s me and my family with deep gratitude.

Before his untimely death I have made commitments to set out on a tour starting Oct 15th in the Mid-West pushing through towards the East Coast,

ultimately returning Oct. 31st which is my fathers birthday, which we still plan on celebrating his life.

Now I’ve only seen tears drop from my father’s face twice my whole life.

Once when he lost his mother my dearest Grandmother, and tears of happiness.

There was a point were my family showed little support for my music career.

That all changed when I invited my parents to my first record release party.

Tears filled his eyes running down his face rolling over the biggest smile when

he extended his hand to shake mine and i just gave him a huge hug.

As we embraced he told me how amazing I was up there and how proud he was of me. 

“They love you Son, you are so good. Whatever you do don’t stop”

One unforgetable moment with my father as we stood there as men.

I will re-live this moment with him every time I step off that stage. 

My father expects his family to live on and to stay strong, this is certain.

“If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don’t even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery–isolation. Isolation is the gift. All the others are a test of your endurance, of how much you really want to do it. And, you’ll do it, despite rejection and the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine. If you’re going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with the gods, and the nights will flame with fire. You will ride life straight to perfect laughter. It’s the only good fight there is.”

Charles Bukowski


Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.

Dear Friends:

Many may not know this but my father Nemencio Bautista was diagnosed with cancer a couple of months ago. Battling chemo therapy and radiation treatments for the past 6 weeks, he was into his last week of radiation treatments. Family and friends were all positive and in high spirits, for recovery from the treatments looked promising. However this past Friday on Oct. 3rd we lost him to a heart attack which we never saw coming. 

Because funeral preparation expenses are high during such hardships and with limited coverage on Nemencio’s VA, a contribution from each of us will make a real difference to give Nemencio Bautista a proper funeral. Please join us as we work toward a brighter tomorrow.  Since so many people are affected by the loss of your friend and my father Nemencio Bautista every little donation will help.

Send your donations to on PayPal


Viewing – Thursday, October 9, 2014:

Viewing is from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Rosary is at 6:00 pm

Evergreen Washelli
11111 Aurora Ave North
Seattle, WA

Funeral Mass – Friday, October 10, 2014

Funeral mass at 11:00 a.m.

St. Thomas More Parish

6511 176th St SW

Lynnwood, WA


Reception follows right after the funeral mass at the Renggli Room

Burial – Monday, October 13, 2014

11:00 a.m.

Tahoma National Cemetery

18600 SE 240th Street
Kent, WA

Let’s help The Bautista family, This is my family…


Jeffrey Bautista

Highschool Sweetheart

HIgh School Sweetheart


JFK (Grayskul, Rhymesayers. Oldominion) is proud to present the first single and video “High School Sweet Heart” from his debut album “Building Wings On the Way Down”. The track was produced by none other than Seattle’s finest Jake One (Freeway, Rhymesayers, 50 Cent) and tells the story of JFK’s high school crush, who, it turns out, never really was his. A story of innocence, love, loyalty and betrayal many of us can relate to, over a Jake One banger.

The video was filmed by Seattle video team extraordinaire Fueled Creative ( and is a taste of what we can expect visually from the “Building Wings on the Way Down” album, due June 1 on Taxidermy Records out of Portland, OR. Northwest hiphop at it’s finest!

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Peep out this mix tape I whipped up with DJ Rise right before my trip to Austin,TX. for SXSW. I printed up 300 physical promo copies to hand out for the music goers in SXSW, I had to get it “N” I make shifted 6 untitled tracks on the fly…literally, 2 days to make it happen, a day of recording and a day for the print my guy Sonny Bonoho does WORK!!! holler at him for any cd duplications. Elixer mix tape was created to display the skills to be anticipated on the new JFK album “Building Wings on the Way Down” which is set to drop June 1st on Taxidermy records ENJOY!!! DOWNLOAD HERE

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