hope IS REAL.

They say we're fools.

Our dreams are unreal.

We hope for too much.

But still we go on and up.

Stay Foolish.

Rapper | Activist | Educator

jason chu speaks hope and healing in a hurting world, matching high energy performances with hard-hitting lyricism. As an Asian American kid in suburban Delaware, he found a vocabulary for racial identity and liberation in hip-hop culture. He now tours extensively, bringing an urgent presence to stages around the country and globally:

jason's music has been heard on American Born Chinese (Disney+), Joy Ride (2023), Warrior (HBO Max), Kung Fu (The CW), Tetris Beat (Apple Arcade), Snowpiercer (TNT), and Wu Assassins (Netflix).

jason has spoken as an expert on Asian American identity and hip-hop culture at colleges, conferences, community centers and beyond:

Follow jason at @jasonchumusic everywhere.


Press photographs can be downloaded here.

jason's 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

He has been a guest on podcasts including: