Jason Emmanuel Petty, better known by his stage name Propaganda, is a Christian hip-hop and spoken word artist and poet who grew up in Los Angeles, California. He has released four albums as an independent artist and one collaborative album, and has performed and recorded as a member of the underground hip-hop group Tunnel Rats and associated act Footsoldiers. In addition to his hip-hop career, Jason Petty has worked as a youth pastor, led a poetry team called Selah, and helped his sister’s dance ministry.
Before he leaves on his next nationwide tour at the end of March, Providence students will have the opportunity to hear him speak on campus in chapel on Wednesday, March 23. This is the second time that Propaganda has spoken on campus, the first being a few years ago when then Providence student Justin Bond brought him to campus. Bond recalls “I had been a fan for awhile, and thought ‘why not just reach out and ask him to come and speak to our student body?’. When I told Prop that I wanted to bring a different voice to our campus, the voice of an artist who educates really well from a Christian perspective, but in a different way, he said he would come.”.
That phone call turned out to be more than just a chapel speech for Bond, who moved to Portland, Oregon soon after graduating from Providence and then got a job on staff as a photographer at Propaganda’s record label, Humblebeest. Bond has now started his own media company, J.Bond Media, and works on a variety of different media projects. His contact information and portfolio can be viewed at www.jbondmedia.com.
Propaganda will be speaking at 11 am on Wednesday, March 23 at Franson Hall on the campus of Providence Christian College. The public is welcome to attend. You can view his music, albums and tour schedule at www.humblebeast.com/propaganda.