Mandeep Sethi


SETI X aka Mandeep Sethi is a Los Angeles based MC and teaching artist building bridges between California and India. Referred to by GQ Magazine as "India's booming hip hop scene's new voice", SETI X is a veteran of rocking the microphone and raising consciousness. Co-Founder of SlumGods, India's first all elements Hip-Hop Collective, SETI X is a versatile artist whose global reach has only strengthened over time. Most recently, SETI X opened up for Prophets Of Rage, the new super group with Rage Against the Machine, Cypress Hill, and Public Enemy.

SETI X is currently working as a teaching artist within the LA County Juvenile Detention system, building emotional and cultural bonds with the youth within the Juvenile Halls, while facilitating songwriting and beat production workshops that allow students to reflect on their emotional and spiritual process while resonating their stories with the world.

SETI X is a 2018 Recipient of the “Freedom Now Award”, recognized by the Los Angeles Community Action Network for his activist work in the Skid Row Houseless Community of LA. SETI X is also a 2018 Recipient of the Schools Not Prisons Grant from the California Endowment for his program BEYOND BARS, where he will be working with young men who have been released from prison to create music and media that allows them to redirect their narrative and empower themselves.

SETI X's most recent accomplishments include appearing on CNN’s Emmy Award Winning Show “United Shades of America” with W. Kamau Bell. On the episode, W. Kamau and SETI discuss what it means to be a South Asian American Sikh Hip-Hop Artist from California.