Christian rapper and poet Propaganda first became known as part of the pioneering underground rap collective the Tunnel Rats. Born Jason Petty, the Los Angeles-based musician adopted the stage name Propaganda early in his career, joining the Tunnel Rats just prior to their 2003 album Underground Rise, Vol. 1: Sunrise/Sunset. As their youngest member, Propaganda found himself contributing on several tracks, which led to his first solo album, Out of Knowhere, being released by the Rats’ then label, Uprok Records, later that year.
His intelligent lyrics were a product of his passion for poetry, and his smooth, unique style earned him respect in the underground rap world. Things began to pick up for him once he signed with the Portland-based label Humble Beast Records. His first release for the label was a collaboration with Portland rapper Odd Thomas called Art Ambidextrous in 2011. Over the years, his sound developed in intensity and focus, marketing to the Christian community but winning plenty of secular fans as well for his thoughtful, unique work.