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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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Blood On The Leaves (The Corporate Value of Black Bodies)

In the aftermath of the not guilty verdict in the Zimmerman trial, I began to think about how not only is Black death acceptable in America, it’s profitable. Corporations make billions in the trafficking of Black bodies. From music and videos that degrade and dehumanize us, to movies that criminalize us, we’re like disposable products […]

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Imagine if Trayvon Killed George Zimmerman

I decided to put my feeling about the George Zimmerman not guilty verdict into a 16 bar verse. The lyrics are below Do you wanna know how messed up the system is? Imagine if Trayvon killed George Zimmerman

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Why Fruitvale Station is a Game Changer for Young Black Men

I was blessed to attend the Oakland premiere of Fruitvale Station and as a person who does most of my work around race and specifically how Black men are portrayed in the mainstream media. This movie is a Game Changer! If the jury of the Zimmerman trial saw this film, George Zimmerman would immediately be […]

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George Zimmerman IS a Creepy Ass Cracker [VIDEO]

George Zimmerman, in a handout image provided by the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office. I decided to put my thoughts about the Zimmerman trial, the ruling on the Voting Rights Act, and Race in America into a 16 bar verse:

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The Heartless Demonization of A Murdered Child Named Trayvon

One simple fact seems really hard for people to understand, Trayvon Martin committed no crime. To be even more clear, he did no wrong. He was where he was supposed to be and wasn’t bothering anyone. So any attempt to try to create some history of a troubled youth, like so many in the conservative media have tried to […]

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Why I Wrote the “Profane” New Nat Turners

Honestly I never intend to write this song. My producer Religion, saw a post I put up about a extremely racist commercial from the pen company Uniball. He was so angry about it he made the beat which would later become “New Nat Turners“. He called me after he sent it and we discussed how […]

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Where Are The Voices? Do Black Celebrities Have A Duty To Speak Out?

The “Where Are the Voices” Roundtable Discussion on Advocacy in Entertainment featuring from left to right, Kimberley Elise, Aaron D. Spears, Elise Neal, Rev. Omarosa Manigault, and moderator Jasiri X (Photo by Thomas Reynolds) Do Black Celebrities Have A Duty To Speak Out? Certainly Mr. Belafonte thinks so. In the above video he calls the silence of […]

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If We the New Slaves, When Are We Gonna Get Free?

First of all, I love when an artist spits conscious lyrics, which Kanye certainly does on his new song, “New Slaves”. I especially like when he references CCA and how they’re really making new slaves: “Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), now the nation’s largest private prison company, was founded just over 30 years ago in Nashville. Since then, it […]

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Does Lil Wayne and Rick Ross Losing Endorsements Really Matter?

In the above clip, Grammy award winning Hip-Hop artist/activist, Che “Rhymefest” Smith and public intellectual and Scholar in Residence in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Syracuse University, Dr. Boyce Watkins, go back and forth on the significance of Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, and Tyler the Creator losing endorsement deals. They also debate what percentage of Lil Wayne’s music is […]

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If You Don’t Like Being Played, Change the Game

A screenshot from the music video, “We Changed the Game” directed by Khamisi Norewood, for the Game Changers Project  Much has been made over the recent activism in Hip-Hop over the last few weeks, especially after seeing community pressure cause Rick Ross and Lil Wayne lose lucrative endorsement deals. I recently came across a very interesting debate […]

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