Who is Jasiri X? I don’t really know. But he seems to show up a lot on Huffington Post. And I first heard him last week while listening to Democracy Now! People refer to him as an activist and hip-hop artist. And that sounds about right.
He recently took a trip to Palestine and the result was the song, “Checkpoint.” (Click the link or the image for a free download.) Here are the first four lines of the song:
Evidence of the settlements on my hard drive
Man I swear my heart died at the end of that car ride
When I saw that checkpoint welcome to apartheid
Check it out; it’s really great: