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Asheru is a hip hop artist, educator, and youth activist. He is widely known for his collaboration with Blue Black to form the Unspoken Heard, releasing the critically acclaimed album, “Soon Come” in 2001, and its followup, “48 Months” in 2003. Asheru has since released several 12" singles, and collaborations with international producers with his progressive, genre-bending style of Hip Hop. In the last couple of years, Asheru has released two solo projects, “Insomnia Vol.1”, & “3 Stars, 2 Bars”, featuring collaborations with Talib Kweli, Raheem Devaughn, Phonte, Grap Luva, Kev Brown, Oddisee, and many others.
Asheru is also famously known for writing and performing the opening theme song of the popular TV series, The Boondocks. He went on to win a Peabody Award for his writing contribution to the show’s controversial “Return of the King” episode.
Lastly, Asheru is a professionally trained educator of 14 years and in 2005 founded Guerilla Arts Ink, a community arts and education organization based in Washington, DC. He is well known as a pioneer of the Hip Hop Education movement.