“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[…]
This amazing two day festival boast a full fledged celebration of the five elements of Hip Hop, beginning with paying homage to the past by way of a gallery presented by Paradise Gray, the Arkitect of X Clan. Paradise, who has been around Hip Hop since the days of the[…]
Last Saturday, 19 year old Denzel Curnell aka Jaba had an encounter with a police officer at the housing projects where he lived in Charleston, South Carolina. That unfortunate encounter has left the unarmed youth dead, shot in the head, and has raised a lot of unanswered questions. According to The Post[…]