Jasiri X to Appear at WE RISE in LA

REGISTER TO ATTEND HERE! WE RISE is an expansive 10-day pop-up festival of art and community building, uniting our collective efforts to stand up and help create a city, state, nation and world that fosters empowerment of health and wellbeing as a civil right. Through powerful programming, live performances, immersive workshops, inspiring[…]

ICYMI: Jasiri X Calls Out ‘The Whitest House’ in Blistering New Song, Music Video

In his new song, “The Whitest House,” Jasiri X takes on the insidious strains of White supremacy encoded within the country’s political and cultural DNA. The Pittsburgh-based MC and racial justice activist posted the music video for the hard-hitting track on May 1. The video features black-and-white clips of Jasiri X rapping the song in front of the actual[…]

Jasiri X’s “The Whitest House” Is More Than A Woke Anthem

by illseed  You can’t complain if you aren’t a part of the solution. Jasiri X is a big part of the solution America needs. (AllHipHop Music) Jasiri X has released the much anticipated visual to his politically fueled single, The Whitest House, filmed in the country’s capital and accompanied by clips highlighting our[…]

Jasiri X goes after Donald Trump with ‘The Whitest House’

by Scott Mervis Pittsburgh rapper Jasiri X has delivered a searing statement with “The Whitest House,” the first single from his forthcoming album, “The New N—-.” The song is a direct attack on the Trump administration, which he accuses of supporting white supremacy. The song is accompanied by a video[…]

Come Out and Support 1Hood!

Really looking forward to rocking out at the Wilkins Block Party this weekend. It’s a fundraiser for our 1Hood Artivist Academy and I’m performing all new music so come through! I have VIP wristbands for only $5 so holla at me!

Students rethink society at annual TedX event

Students rethink society at annual TedX event Briana Canady andZane Crowell | News Staff Growing up in the South Side of Chicago, Jasiri Oronde Smith’s childhood was “100 percent black.” His friends, his neighbors and his family were all African-American. Then his family moved to Pittsburgh in the ’80s while[…]


Faith and Spirituality@South by Southwest (SXSW) By Sederia Gray sederia@grayagencypr.com AUSTIN, Texas–South by Southwest, known for its music festival and hailed as one of the most well-attended gatherings in the world, has introduced the topic of faith into its social impact series. Through 10 faith-based sessions held on March 12-13, topics at[…]

1Hood Performs at Inclusive Sustainability Showcase on April 5th

Join Jasiri X and 1Hood at the Sustainability, Inclusivity, and Equity Showcase! Carnegie Mellon University is proud to present the third-annual student-led Sustainability Weekend Conference from April 5th-7th, 2018. This year’s theme ‘Sustainability, Inclusivity, and Equity’ seeks to bring students, professionals, and community members together through informational and interactive events and[…]