“Artists are in a unique position where we don’t have to be elected. We don’t have to say the politically correct things,” says Jasiri X, a hip-hop artist, activist and founder of 1Hood Media, which runs a Pittsburgh academy that encourages young black men to analyze and create images of[…]
Interviewing Asean Johnson, his mother Shoneice Reynolds, and his brother Krisean at the AFT Convention in Los Angeles (Photo by Dr. Goddess) Asean Johnson stepped onto the national stage 2 years ago when his mother Shoneice Reynolds, a Chicago Public School employee, was on strike. Please click here to see[…]
“Soon after the verdict, Jasiri X, a Pittsburgh rapper and activist, made a song expressing his frustration with the outcome. Years before, he founded One Hood Media, which runs workshops and classes on prejudices and media literacy for young black teens.” Read article here.
On July 31,and August 1, 2014, at The Alloy Studios and the Kelly Strayhorn Theater in East Liberty, the first annual “Cultured Steel” Hip Hop Festival, presented by the Pittsburgh Hip Hop Collective will take place. Cultured Steel will be headlined with performances by Talib Kweli and Rapsody, assisted by[…]
Inspired by the Dream Defenders #neverlovedus campaign, Jasiri X breaks down recent cases of American injustice over Drake’s Worst Behavior instrumental. Download #NeverLovedUs a thttp://jasirix.bandcamp.com/ LYRICS Every time I ride around hearing siren sounds Some crooked ass cop might fire rounds And the shot might lie me down Somebody got[…]