Xiuhtezcatl (pronounced shoo-TEHZ–caht’) or “X” debuts his newest track “Boombox Warfare” with Jaden Smith
A progressive hip-hop artist at his core, Xiuhtezcatl splashed into the public eye as an activist speaking out on critical issues including climate change and Indigenous rights. His performance at and support of the Standing Rock movement made national headlines as Rolling Stone took note and named him one of the 25 under 25 Changing the World. He has become a voice for his generation, highlighted by his work with the Earth Guardians and his passion for youth empowerment.
His work as an advocate for the youth and environment includes an address at the UNGA, TED Talks, interview by Bill Maher and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. Currently, he is one of the faces and a spokesperson for Shepard Fairey’s + Amplifier’s #WeTheFuture campaign, and suing the U.S. government for violating our constitutional rights by perpetuating the climate crisis in the trial of the century – Juliana vs. the United States. His first book We Rise was published early last year.