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“This Week With Jasiri X” the groundbreaking Hip-Hop news series has taken the rap world by storm. Each Episode of “This Week With Jasiri X” features Your Hip-hop News Anchor Jasiri X reporting the National news over the hottest beats. For weeks Jasiri X has provided a rapidly growing internet audience with a most creative and interesting delivery of the weekly news. Using lyrical skills, controversial subject matter, and phat beats, Jasiri X shows and proves that real Hip-hop is not in the least bit dead. Chuck D of Public Enemy once boldly declared that “Hip-hop was the CNN of the ghetto”, no artist has better embraced and embodied that concept than Jasiri X.

Jasiri X is a MC, Activist and Entrepreneur. He burst on the National and International Hip-Hop scene with the controversial hit song “FREE THE JENA 6″ which was played on more than 100 radio station across the country and was named “Hip-hop Political Song of the Year”.

He followed that up with a searing commentary on the Sean Bell murder titled “ENOUGH IS ENOUGH” which spread like wildfire across the country and lead to Jasiri X’s first appearance on BET’s Rap City.

As President of LYRICS Inc. Jasiri successfully navigates communication with youth and adults showing the pros and cons of this growing phenomenon called Hip-Hop. He recently became the first Hip-Hop artist to receive the August Wilson Center for African American Culture Fellowship. Jasiri released his debut album “American History X” in December of 2009. Featuring an all-star lineup of international producers “American History X” made several best of 2009 lists and was named “Album of the Year” at the Pittsburgh Hip-Hop Awards.

A 6 time Pittsburgh Hip-Hop award winner Jasiri is currently working on Season 4 of his highly successful series “This Week With Jasiri X” and preparing to release his sophomore album “The Ascension” with acclaimed producer Rel!g!ion on Wandering Worx Entertainment.

Posts by jasiri x

Why Should We Be Peaceful When Our Killers Never Are?


By jasiri x 3:24 pm December 4, 2014 Jasiri X speaking at Busboys and Poets in Washington DC as Congressman Elijah Cummings looks on (Photo by Andy Shallal)  On December 2nd, one day before we learned the New York police officer who murdered of Eric Garner would night be indicted, and one day after President […]

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Officer Jason Flanery Killed 18 Year Old VonDerrit Myers Jr. Shooting Him 6 Times From Behind


By jasiri x 4:47 pm November 20, 2014 St Louis Police Officer Jason Flanery (Photo from his Instagram) Lawyers for the family of 18 year old VonDerrit Myers Jr., who was shot and killed by an off duty St Louis police officer, decided to release the officer’s name to the public. Now we know it was […]

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Stakes Is High: Just Being a Conscious Rapper is Not Enough

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By jasiri x 12:41 pm November 14, 2014 1Hood artists, Idasa Tariq, Tyhir Frost, Blak Rapp Madusa, L U C, Jordan Montgomery, Haze the Kid, and Jasiri X after a performance at Slippery Rock University Last Saturday I was in Boston for a summit on social innovation at Harvard University. But, before I left I stopped by Dudley Library in […]

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Don’t Blame Black and Brown Voters If Democrats Lose Today


By jasiri x 9:39 am November 4, 2014 When it comes to Hip-Hop and politics, there are few voices as prominent and poignant as legendary Hip-Hop journalist and DJ, Davey D. On Saturday he took to his Facebook page to drop this powerful piece taking Democrats to task for the idea that if they lose […]

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Jay Z, Kerry Washington, John Legend and More, Chose Schools Over Prisons


By jasiri x 1:17 pm October 29, 2014 Jay Z, Cameron Diaz, John Legend, Aloe Blacc, Kimora Lee Simmons, and Jesse Williams are just a few of the Artists for 47 Proposition 47 is a groundbreaking California ballot initiative to reclassify six nonviolent, low-level felonies as misdemeanors and then use the salary savings – in the […]

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We Will Not Be Criminalized. We Will Not Be Dehumanized. We Are Young, Gifted and Black!


By jasiri x 11:14 am October 17, 2014 1Hood Media Academy on the set of our new video “Young, Gifted and Black” (Photo by Haute Muslim) “Young, Gifted, and Black” featuring Jasiri X, Tyhir Frost, Haze the Kid, and L U C, is the first release from 1Hood, a collective of Hip-Hop artists with a […]

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Why We Must Expect More From Hip Hop Artists

Jasiri X speaks during a panel discussion on Ferguson, Mo., and police brutality in the Black community in Washington, D.C. in August. (Freddie Allen/NNPA)

By jasiri x 1:29 pm October 7, 2014 PHOTO: Jasiri X speaks during a panel discussion on Ferguson, Mo., and police brutality in the Black community in Washington, D.C. in August. (Freddie Allen/NNPA) By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) –In the wake of the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed Black teenager in Ferguson, […]

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Tell the City of Pittsburgh to Let Leon Ford Live


By jasiri x 1:47 pm September 25, 2014 Leon Ford at Community Awareness Day (Photo by Haute Muslim) On November 11, 2012, Leon Ford was pulled over by the Pittsburgh police. He promptly gave them his drivers license and registration, which confirmed who he was and his ownership of the vehicle he was driving. The police […]

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The Legacy of August Wilson and the Importance of Preserving Spaces for Black Culture


By jasiri x 10:59 am September 19, 2014 Jasiri X outside the now closed August Wilson Center in 2010 at the First Voice Festival (photo by Haute Muslim)  In the above video I spoke about the importance of the legacy of August Wilson and the necessity of supporting a African-American cultural institution. Today marks the […]

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What I Learned on the Ground in Ferguson, and Where Do We Go From Here


By jasiri x 2:47 pm August 29, 2014 Jasiri X speaking to a resident of North County, MO outside of Michael Brown’s funeral (Photo by Cartan X Mosley)  One of the most inspiring things that came out of my trip to Ferguson was seeing the emerging young leaders on the ground doing incredible organizing, despite […]

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