jason chu is a rising Chinese American rapper and
activist. His music has appeared in Warrior
(HBO/Cinemax), and Wu-Assassins (Netflix). jason
has opened for Snoop Dogg and Bernie Sanders,
performed at the Obama White House and the Getty
Center, and been presented at Flushing Town Hall
and the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center. His
lyrics and videos have been featured in the Chinese
American Museum of Los Angeles.
An Asian American cultural expert, jason has lectured
and spoken on arts, media representation, AsianBlack polyculturalism, and racial history at UPenn,
ArtCenter College of Design, the Philadelphia Asian
American Film Festival, Stanford, NYU, Yale, and
beyond. His work has been covered by the BBC, NBC
Asian America, South China Morning Post, NPR Sacramento, and other outlets. He
holds a BA (with Distinction) in Philosophy from Yale College and was a contributing
writer to the St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture.
The new album from Chinese American rapper jason chu, living.room is a reflection on
growth, being present, and letting go of the past. Short, jazzy, and casually lyrical, it’s
music to bring peace while stuck at home with the world on fire.
living.room released 6/5/20 on all streaming services, with “Honor” as the lead single.
Merch and physical copies can be purchased at grandmaster.bandcamp.com.