Los Angeles underground rap artist Jason “Propaganda” Petty grew up a fish out of water. Born black in a Mexican neighborhood and a poet and artist in the midst an alpha male urban environment, he never quite fit in. When his family moved to the surburbs, things got no better. Now he was the poor black kid in an all white neighborhood.
To cope with his situation, Propaganda channeled his energy into creative outlets, learning to rap, dance, paint, and draw. His talent was noticed by underground hip-hop collective Tunnel Rats, and Propaganda made his recording debut in 2002 on Speak Life by Sev Statik. In 2003, Propaganda released his solo debut album, Out of Knowhere.
His latest album, Crimson Cord, is dynamic, experimental, and packed with a bold messages that challenge listeners with every verse. From aggressive battle raps to smooth introspective rhythms, Propaganda’s music will stretch your mind and make you think critically about race, culture, religion, and society.
Propaganda is currently on tour with Andy Mineo.