Rapper | Activist | Educator
jason chu speaks hope and healing in a hurting world, matching high energy performances with hard-hitting lyricism. As a kid in suburban Delaware, he found a vocabulary for racial identity and liberation in hip-hop culture. He now tours extensively, bringing a clear and urgent voice to stages around the country and globally:
jason's music has been heard on American Born Chinese (Disney+), Joy Ride (2023), Warrior (HBO/Max), Mayans M.C. (FX), Kung Fu (The CW), Tetris Beat (Apple Arcade), Snowpiercer (TNT), and Wu Assassins (Netflix).
As an expert on Asian American identity and hip-hop culture, jason has spoken at colleges, conferences, and beyond:
Follow jason at @jasonchumusic everywhere.
Press photographs can be downloaded here.
jason has been a featured guest on podcasts including:
His work as a rapper and Asian American cultural expert has been covered by
- Nextshark, ‘We here and we rappin’: Bay Area seniors welcome Year of the Rabbit with rap music video (Instagram)
- NPR, San Francisco Chinatown seniors welcome in the Lunar New Year with rap
- NBC Bay Area, “OGs stands for the Original Grandmas!” (YouTube)
- Bomb Magazine, Influences: Performing Arts
- LA Downtown News, Museum Combats Hate With An American Vocabulary
- Instagram, Reels We Loved This Week (Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Edition)
- Jubilee Media, Rappers Rank Themselves by Talent (Artists vs Audience)
- Scripps / ABC 10, Artists and musicians surviving pandemic with fellowships that focus on education
- LAist / KPCC, A Mob Killed A Tenth of LA’s Chinese Population. 150 Years Later, There's A Push To Remember.
- Jubilee Media, Spectrum: Is Hip-Hop Misogynistic?
- Twitter, #TwitterIgnite
- BBC (2), What attacks on Asians reveal about American identity
- VPRO, The World of the Chinese: United States
- Mic, "The Mahjong Line debacle is the latest in a long history of Asian erasure" (Jan. 8, 2021)
- NBC 2 (Boise, ID)
His music has been covered by
- Character Media, jason chu Returns with Introspective New Album ‘We Were the Seeds’
- South China Morning Post, Asian hate crime: Asian-American rappers, actors and more join forces to fight back with album Face Value
- Fox 5 Atlanta, Asian American Hip-Hop Artists Create Album Dedicated to AAPI History
- The Communitarian, Rapper Jason Chu talks music, activism, and the Asian American experience
- Newsy, Hip-Hop History: Dropping The Beat On AAPI Artists
- Nextshark, Album Highlighting Asian American History Released for AAPI Heritage Month
- ABS-CBN News, "Pinoy, Asian-American artists unite in album against Asian hate crime"
- Hype Magazine, "Rappers jason chu and Alan Z Announce “Face Value” Hip Hop Album Highlighting Asian American History for APA Heritage Month"
- asian cinevision
- South China Morning Post
- Yahoo! Lifestyle, Check Out the Best Rap Song About Bao You’ll Hear Today
- CGTN America
- Character Media