Get My Ghost

Jared’s debut hip hop full length LP is available now from BlackBox Tapes

At the forefront of underground radical art for over decade, Jared Paul has toured relentlessly as a spoken word artist, emcee, and revolutionary organizer. Get My Ghost is the culmination of the last ten years of protesting, touring, and learning. This full length album showcases Jared’s unique storytelling abilities, making it more of a rap-album-as-memoir then a heavy handed political manifesto.

Get My Ghost is produced by Sacramento engineer & multi-instrumentalist; Tommy Fox. Fox utilizes antique vinyl, analog synthesizers and one mpc to create the album’s dense soundscape. The record also features poetry from nationally acclaimed Viking Press author, Karen Finneyfrock, as well as verses from Ceschi, Guante, and Sole. DoomTree legend, P.O.S., makes an appearance reenacting a scene from Henry Rollins’ seminal punk tour journal Get In The Van. The all-star guest appearances continue with sharp cuts from DJ Pain One and a haunting collaboration with platinum artist, Raine Maida of Our Lady Peace. Black Box Tapes enlisted engineering virtuoso Skyrider to master the project, and the artwork is designed by revolutionary artist & Alien Body clothing designer; Pictureplane.

Equal parts activist and writer, Jared’s social justice driven poetry has received standing ovations at protests, festivals, rock concerts, and Hip Hop shows across the country. Getting his start as a featured act on tour with Sage Francis in the mid 2000’s, Jared qualified for the Individual World Poetry Slam finals multiple times and became one of the highest ranking slam poets in the world. He went on to form the radical Hip Hop-Punk hybrid band, Prayers For Atheists (PFA). Sage Francis’s label, Strange Famous Records, put out the first PFA project, and the band did 200 shows across the U.S., winning Album of the Year for their second record in Providence’s Motif Magazine, opening for Anti-Flag, Flobots, Mouth Sewn Shut, and headlining the Socialism 2011 conference.

Over that time Jared was arrested for non-violent direct action at anti-war demos, climate change actions, and major party conventions. He received international attention fighting an unlawful Conspiracy To Riot charge during the 2008 RNC. Supporters around the world rallied to support the legal defense fund and the story was picked up by news outlets across the states. All charges were dropped. Jared scored another significant legal victory in 2014, when after ten years of fighting, he was part of the largest protest-related, First Amendment civil suit in U.S. history—defeating the NYPD and setting federal precedent against the legality of “group probable cause.”

Jared Paul isn’t a name you’ll hear in Rolling Stone, but his work has won the respect of many of the acts you read about in major music magazines. He’s not the 4 Star General, he’s in the trenches with the troops. Get My Ghost shines a light on his journey—from apolitical working class kid to full blown radical, while staying true to both the golden era underground rap and early 2000’s indie-rap that pushed him to get involved in politics and start writing. This isn’t just a Hip Hop album, it’s a documentation of the modern American revolutionary movement, from someone who’s been on the frontlines for over a decade. Guts, blood, and craft from an 18 year vegan, socialist-atheist revolutionary: Tom Joad raised on Chuck D and Bad Religion.

Jared Paul Live is now available!

I’m proud to announce that my first ever live spoken word album is out on Bandcamp! It’s a Greatest Hits record of the performance poetry pieces I’m best known for, recorded live in one night at a sold out show in my home city of Providence. Separated into to 14 tracks, the recorded set plays from beginning to end like a classic Richard Pryor or George Carlin “live in concert” album. The entire venue was mic’d to capture the audience’s reaction and the full energy of a live Jared Paul feature set. My engineer and I have been editing and mixing for the last year and the finished product has exceeded expectations.

You can order the album at:
The first track, “Class Warpath,” is streaming for free right now!

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Jared Paul Northern Cali Mini Tour & Other News

Got some pretty cool news to share:

(1) DIY WRITING RESIDENCY: A longtime friend and show organizer from Nevada City, CA offered to fly me out for a five day writing residency, if I would do a poetry feature and share some excerpts from the new book at a small local reading he runs! I accepted and will be flying out to Cali in June!!

(2) MINI TOUR: Since the flight is paid for, I decided to use the opportunity to book some dates in Northern California and hold belated west coast release shows for my recently released spoken word album, Jared Paul Live! The dates for this mini tour are:

*6/11 Berkeley @ Starry Plough / 8p / $5

*6/12 Sacramento @ Time Tested Books / 7p / $3-$7 donation

*6/14 Santa Clara @ Studio Bongiorno / 8p / $3-$7 donation

*6/16 Santa Cruz @ Art Bar & Cafe / 6p / $5

*6/18 Reno @ Holland Project / 7:30p / $5

*6/19 Nevada City @ Aunty Kahn’s / 8p / $5

*6/20 Roseville @ Beatnik Books / 7:30p / $3-$7 suggested donation

*6/21 San Francisco @ Honey Hive Gallery / 6:30p / $5

*If you are in the area of any of these events, we’d love to see you! If you have poetry loving / progressive / vegan / vegetarian / atheist / anarchist / socialist / anti-capitalist / anti-war friends or family in the area (or anyone you think my dig the show) please pass along the word: Any help getting folks to Join these Facebook events, Facebook status updating, tweeting, tumbling, or Google +’ing this info out there would be GREATLY appreciated.

(3) BUY/STEAL THIS ALBUM: Jared Paul Live! is available now at: — If you never got around to buying or streaming it this winter, why not give it a whirl this spring?! ( :

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Class War Chef – 10 Gluten Free, Vegan Recipes

This digital book was one of the most popular rewards from my 2013 crowdsourced writing residency. Class War Chef is a cookbook featuring the top 10 favorite gluten-free, vegan recipes I have developed over the past 17 years cooking for myself, family and friends. As a bonus I have included two of my favorite quick desserts, and a brief personal essay on the Class War Chef philosophy. 27 pages, pdf format.

Class War Chef Digital Book $15

Download link will be delivered within 24 hours of purchase.
All Purchases go toward continued funding of my writing and performance!

Major Court Victory For Jared & Hundreds Of Others Unlawfully Arrested At The 2004 RNC!

“January 15, 2014 — In a settlement announced today with the New York Civil Liberties Union and other civil rights advocates, New York City has agreed to pay nearly $18 million for the arrest, detention and fingerprinting of hundreds of protesters, journalists, legal observers and bystanders during the 2004 Republican National Convention – the largest protest settlement in history. The NYCLU filed the first cases following the Convention and has been central to the legal challenge to the NYPD’s actions.

“No lawful protester should ever be treated like a criminal in New York City, or anywhere else in the United States,” said NYCLU Executive Director Donna Lieberman. “This historic settlement must serve as a reminder to New York City and government across the country that the right to protest is a fundamental pillar of a fair and functioning democracy. And it is the role of government and law enforcement to not only tolerate protest, but protect and defend it.””

Read the whole article at


The coolest thing happened after the IndieGoGo for my book closed on Sunday: PEOPLE KEPT DONATING!

Between contributions directly to my PayPal account at and late entry cash donations I’ve received almost $400 since the campaign closed. Multiple emails have also come in from folks around the country asking if there’s still a way to donate. Well there is! I am always taking on-going donations to further my creative projects and bring more work to the public.

Donations to help keep my work going are greatly appreciated and can be made here via PayPal.

Whether doing free performances for community groups and venues without a budget, promoting for counter culture events, or organizing with groups like Occupy Providence, the Rhode Island Anti-Sexism League, and the International Socialist organization, Jared does many hours of unpaid movement work every month. Time spent on direct action is time not spent on writing, editing, booking, and performing. Recording, production, and traveling costs add up quickly and it’s always a battle to make ends meet.

If you are interested in underwriting one of Jared’s projects or sponsoring a residency please contact

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