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.



Rapper/Activist jason chu speaks hope and healing in a broken world. Solo and with his crew NITEMRKT, he blends introspective lyricism with high energy performances and thoughtfully crafted spoken word.

Most recently, jason's work has been curated in the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs virtual exhibition Reimagine Public Art: House and Home.

His music has been heard on Warrior (HBO Max), Snowpiercer (TNT), and Wu Assassins (Netflix). 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 (with Joe Kye), the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center (with Clairobscur Dance), 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 spoken and led workshops at UPenn, Dragon*Con, Stanford, NYU, Yale, and beyond. He is a contributor to the St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture.

Follow him at @jasonchumusic everywhere.

jason's work has been graciously supported by The Slants Foundation, Culture Surge, Equal Sound, and the California Relief Fund for Artists & Cultural Practitioners.


jason has been interviewed and quoted as an Asian American cultural expert by

His music has been covered in

He has also appeared as a podcast guest:

Press photographs can be downloaded here.