Via Charlotte, NC, USA
Emcee and community activist Jasiri X is the creative force and artist behind the groundbreaking Internet news series This Week with Jasiri X, which has garnered critical acclaim, thousands of subscribers, and millions of internet views. From the controversial viral video “What if the Tea Party was Black?” to the hard-hitting truth of “A Song for Trayvon,” Jasiri X uses hip-hop to provide social commentary on a variety of issues. His videos have been featured on websites as diverse as Allhiphop.com and The Huffington Post, and Jasiri has been a guest on BET Rap City, The Michael Baisden Show, Free Speech TV, Left of Black and Russia Today. He also blogs for Jack and Jill Politics, Daveyd.com, and The Black Youth Project. A founding member of the anti-violence group One Hood, Jasiri recently started the New Media Academy to teach young African-American boys how to analyze and create media for themselves. He is currently working on his album Ascension with acclaimed producer Rel!g!on.