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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.

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Will “Shop and Frisk” Change African-American Spending Habits on Black Friday?

No, this is not another attempt to take a shot at Jay Z, who was surprisingly demonized in the New York press for his relationship with the retail store Barneys, after 2 high profile incidents of young Black people being arrested for buying expensive items. Not only did Jay Z respond with a written statement, […]

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Why I Wrote Strange Fruit (Class Of 2013)

I’m just not the type of person that can hear about tragedies that happen on our community and just keep it moving. When I first heard about the senseless murder of Renisha McBride, I couldn’t sleep. Here was another young Black person who was shot and killed after a car accident, just for trying to […]

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Hip Hop, White Supremacy & Capitalism [Exclusive FILM]

Jasiri X and Paradise Gray on the set of the controversial video, “Just A Minstrel” (Photo by Imran X) This is version one of the brand new documentary corporations won’t want you to view and study. If you are upset at the way corporations have co-opted Hip Hop and re-sold it in the most racist, […]

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Black Youth Answer The Question, “Are We Racially Profiled?”

  Recently at our 1Hood Media Academy we discussed racial profiling. Not surprisingly, all of our students had experienced it in one way or another. We also talked about why we’re racially profiled, and what Black youth should do about it. Ironically we had this conversation before the high profile incidents of “Shop and Frisk” […]

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Why I Support The National Day of Protest To Stop Police Brutality

Did you know a Black person was killed by the police every 28 hours? Tomorrow, October 22nd, is the 18th annual National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality. It’s clear with the recent murder of Jonathan Ferrell by the Charlotte police department and the shooting of Leon Ford Jr. by Pittsburgh police that left him paralyzed, […]

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Just Keep Saying Over And Over, It’s Not About Race

Ever get harassed by the police, while walking down the street in your own neighborhood, just because you told somebody hi? According to Philadelphia police officer Philip Nace you, “don’t say hi to strangers”. And that was one of the mildest statements he made. In the next breath he let it be known, ”Don’t f*cking play […]

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When an Unarmed Black Man is Run Over by Police Officers and Nobody is Charged

A image of Marlon Brown, just seconds before he was run over and killed by a Florida Police Officer  Marlon Brown committed the shocking crime of not wearing his seat belt, and his sentence was death, when he was run over by police officer James Harris. What’s not shocking is that Officer Harris, although fired, was […]

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Young Black Men in America Speak Out, “Our Lives Aren’t Valued As Much”

Eliyah Davis and Devin Pandy from the 1Hood Media Academy  (Photo by Amil Cook) Shortly after the George Zimmerman verdict 1Hood Media spoke to 3 of its students about being a young Black man in America. Their answers may surprise you.

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Is there such a thing as “Black Innocence”? [VIDEO]

Jonathan Ferrell, was shot and killed by a Charlotte police officer while  running to the officers for help, after a serious car accident. He was unarmed. I originally wrote this poem, as an intro to a photojournalism project called “Black Innocence”. After hearing about the death of former FAMU football player Jonathan Ferrell, who was killed […]

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George Zimmerman, A Real American Hero

George Zimmerman, posing with a fan at the gun factory that manufactured the pistol he used to kill Trayvon Martin In news that’s not shocking to anyone with half a brain, George Zimmerman and his gun, was involved in another altercation. What is surprising, is this time he was actually taken into custody. This is after Zimmerman’s wife, […]

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