i believe
in hope.

They say we're fools.

Our dreams are unreal.

Our hope is too great.

But everyone who changed the world heard them say the same things.



Based in LA, hip-hop artist/poet/activist jason chu is on a mission to speak hope, healing, and justice in a broken world. As a solo artist and 1/3 of Asian American trap crew NITEMRKT, he blends introspective lyricism with high energy bangers and thoughtfully crafted spoken word poetry.

jason's music has been heard on Wu-Assassins (Netflix) and Warrior, seasons 1-2 (Cinemax). He has shared poetry at the Obama White House, been featured in the Chinese American Museum of Los Angeles, and presented at the Getty Center, Flushing Town Hall, the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, and the Museum of Chinese in America. He tours extensively, with hundreds of shows across the US and worldwide.

As an expert on Asian American identity and hip-hop culture, jason has lectured, keynoted, and led workshops at UPenn, ArtCenter College of Design, Stanford, NYU, Yale, and beyond.

Follow him at @jasonchumusic everywhere.


jason's work has been covered by:

He has also appeared as a podcast guest:

Press photographs can be downloaded here.