Rhymes & Reasons proudly presents our interview with Asad Jafri.

Rhymes & Reasons is international!

Asad Jafri, the former Director of Arts & Culture at IMAN spoke to us recently from Malaysia about songs by KRS-One, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, and Killah Priest. We rapped about history, religion, and growing up Pakistani-American in Kuwait.

 Check out the interview below!

The Rhymes & Reasons intro:


Rhymes & Reasons talks to hip-hop heads the globe over about their lives through the lens of songs that matter to them. Conscious, gangster, underground, commercial, Midwest, Dirty South, and everything in between — everybody’s got a little story to tell. These in-depth interviews explore what the person finds meaningful in the music and how the music impacted their life, particularly the social issues that play a role in influencing who the person has become. Interviewing people from all walks of life, Rhymes & Reasons hopes to highlight the beauty in hip-hop as we come to understand the shared nature of our stories.