A new compilation revives the once ubiquitous, now mostly forgotten Latin-Jewish connection of the 1940s to the ’80s
An investigation into ‘Antichrist Kramer,’ SSP Records, and other labels suggests a history of real-world violence and bigotry
Abel Meeropol’s ‘Strange Fruit’ gets remixed into Yeezus in a manner worthy of its creator, for song of the year
Action Bronson and his celebratory one-man carnival make the new ‘Blue Chips 2’ tasty ear-stuffing
The composer of the beloved Hanukkah song ‘Ocho Kandelikas’ shares stories and melodies from her past
From her new perch in Los Angeles, the Tattler realizes—and mourns—what she lost when she left Lou Reed’s New York
He can still give you earworms and warm fuzzy retro feelings. But at 71, is Macca now finally a man?
The Jewish rapper releases his new ‘Nothing Was the Same.’ A pair of rabid hip-hop fans debate its value.
The Seattle musician formerly known as D. Black returns with a new album after his latest conversion, to Orthodox Judaism
On ‘Modern Vampires of the City,’ the frontman wrestles with Jewish questions, calling to mind a personal Kol Nidre
Dan Kaufman and his band Barbez blend jazz, rock, liturgical melodies, and Italian neo-realism on ‘Bella Ciao’
As Matisyahu tours on ‘Spark Seeker,’ will his pop fans snuff out the spiritual fire that lifted him to the top of the charts?
Gabriel Balachsan, found dead this week at age 37, turned a troubled interior life into powerful art
The short-lived Orthodox band made pop and funk the focus of their religious outreach—and then split up
The Juggalos, fans of the rap group Insane Clown Posse, are to hip hop what the Hasidic movement was to Judaism