The Black Youth Project is a platform that highlights the voices and ideas of Black millennials. Through knowledge, voice, and action, we work to empower and uplift the lived experiences of young Black Americans today.
Rhymes & Reasons proudly presents Chicagoan Jasson Perez, activist and sometime member of the rap group BBU. We’ve known Jasson a long time, but since our interview we’ve held him in even higher esteem. Jasson talks about Tupac’s “Keep Your Head Up,” Outkast’s “Rosa Parks,” and how hip-hop’s made him a better father.
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.
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