5.14.2012

Acclaimed Hip-Hop Artist and Activist Jasiri X Releases New Video, "You're Fired", for Recall of Scott Walker


Jasiri X, renowned emcee and community activist, released a new video today, "You're Fired." The video is a direct response to the election to recall Governor Scott Walker in Wisconsin and can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/p4P6v3pGGmI. Live performance and video to be remixed at the Rebuild Wisconsin Festival in Milwaukee.

Already known for the controversial viral video "What if the Tea Party was Black?" and the hard-hitting "A Song for Trayvon," Jasiri X cleverly uses Hip-Hop to provide social commentary on a variety of issues. He said of the video, "I was in Madison, Wisconsin when the citizens took over the statehouse and it was one of the most amazing events I've witnessed. I saw firsthand the power of regular people coming together in unity to fight back against corrupt politicians and corporate influence. I'm honored to add my voice to this historic campaign to recall Scott Walker and rebuild Wisconsin."

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Wisconsin lost 23,900 jobs from March 2011 to March 2012. The worst in the nation! This has sparked outraged especially since Gov. Walker promised that he would bring 250,000 news jobs during this successful 2010 campaign run. Watch the video below by Jasiri X! He delivers strong once again.

5 comments:

  1. Ever since I heard Jasiri X sing his tribute song for Trayvon Martin I have been following him on twitter & facebook. I find his words to be very inspiring, educating & honest but I was surprised to learn that he is not that well known or listened to in America, at least according to the people that I have spoken to in the USA, let alone here in the UK.
    So whenever I can, I tell people about Jasiri X's music & work, I have learnt so much from him, as I have from certain other people, including yourself sir, regarding the injustices & lack of civil rights that certain people in the USA have to contend with & am often lost for words after having been made aware of these all too often terrible incidents.
    I admire people like Jasiri X and yourself so much Brother Jesse & can only say that you have my full support from here in the UK & pray that one day soon, to quote a few words from one of my favorite songs, "Change Gonna Come".
    Peace & Blessings. Best wishes, Toni in UK.

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  2. Jasiri is THE TRUTH!

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  3. Thank you brother jesse for putting me on to this dude. He keeps coming with the heat that the masses need.

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  4. Great video and message! Gave him his pink slip!!!!! LOL!!!

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  5. Props to Jasiri for showing what it means to KEEP IT REAL in hip-hop. I'm so tired of these watered down fools these days.

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