hope IS REAL.

They say we're fools.

Our dreams are unreal.

We hope for too much.

But still we press on, we

stay foolish.

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 in Valorant (Riot Games), 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). He served as a cultural consultant for The Sims 4.

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 an artist and Asian American cultural expert has been covered by

  • GameSpot, How Rap Music And Family Photos Elevated The Sims 4's For Rent Expansion
  • 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