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Straight Outta Petach Tikva

Two new album releases make today a big day for Israeli hip hop

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Former The Streets Frontman Hosts Series About Israeli and Palestinian Hip-Hop

Why Mike Skinner, my childhood hero, is an exciting choice

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Nicki Minaj’s Bar Mitzvah Advice

Don’t be slouches, tweens!

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How a Kosher Wine Became a Hip-Hop Staple

Bartenura Moscato’s unlikely journey from Shabbat table to music video

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Scott Storch’s Yiddishkeit

After an epic rise and fall, the hip-hop producer is embracing his haimish side

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It Takes a Lot To Laugh: The Parody and Pain of Beck

New ‘Morning Phase’—six years after his last album and 21 since becoming a loser, baby—shows the Gen-Xer just getting started

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The Deep Jewish Roots of Kanye West’s Awesome ‘Blood on the Leaves’

Abel Meeropol’s ‘Strange Fruit’ gets remixed into Yeezus in a manner worthy of its creator, for song of the year

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Thanksgivukkah Was Made for a Jewish Rapping Sous Chef From Queens

Action Bronson and his celebratory one-man carnival make the new ‘Blue Chips 2’ tasty ear-stuffing

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The Drake Dialogues: Take Care, Because Nothing Is Ever the Same

The Jewish rapper releases his new ‘Nothing Was the Same.’ A pair of rabid hip-hop fans debate its value.

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Rapper Nissim Black Has a Spiritual Message for the Hip-Hop World

The Seattle musician formerly known as D. Black returns with a new album after his latest conversion, to Orthodox Judaism

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For a Brief Moment This Year, Chassidic House Party Blew Their Observant Fans’ Minds

The short-lived Orthodox band made pop and funk the focus of their religious outreach—and then split up

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Hot 97’s Morning Jew: An Interview With Peter Rosenberg

Peter Rosenberg, rap purist and host of Summer Jam, talks about the music he loves and his Jewish identity

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Scarface Responds to Tablet

The rapper clarifies his feelings on hip hop…and the Jews

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Requiem for a Racist Rapper

Hip-hop artist Scarface’s anti-Semitic tirade may actually signal the beginning of a new, better cultural era

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Action Bronson Is My Grandfather

Meet the genius Jewish rapper from Queens who isn’t up for a Grammy, but should be, and will be

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My Hip-Hop Nation

If a society’s vitality is evidenced by the pulse of its dance music, then there’s hope for Israel

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Fat Man Saves Israeli Hip-Hop

How Itay Lukach and YouTube defeated the bombast of Subliminal to revive Israeli rap

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Q&A: Miri Ben-Ari

The Grammy Award-winning violinist and producer talks Kanye West, Jay-Z, and serving in the IDF

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The Grapes of Rap

Hip-hop’s new love for Moscato is a boon for one kosher winemaker. And the grape itself couldn’t be more Jewish.

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Shiva for a Beastie Boy

Adam Yauch, who died Friday, was a pioneering hip-hop star, a talented MC, and something rarer: a mensch

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Sundown: Bar Refaeli Plays Tennis in Underwear

Plus Cornell students protest joint Technion campus in NYC, and more

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Golden Boys

Jewish rappers Mac Miller and Drake are both at the top of the charts, but they’re at opposite sides of the music business

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Real Deal

Jews in a mostly black genre, the Beastie Boys are nevertheless one of the only acts making authentic hip-hop, as their classic Licensed to Ill proves

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Downfall

Sadat X rapped about Jewish control, and Kanye West compared himself to Hitler. It’s time for Jews to proclaim their place in hip-hop history.

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Graduation

A Jewish Ukrainian immigrant needed a voice to help reconcile her foreign past and her American future. She found it—in Kanye West.

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Kanye Is Like Murdered Jews, Hitler, Says Kanye

He is practically begging Drake to respond!

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Beautiful Fiasco

Lupe’s back with some harsh words for Israel

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Message

The success of Subliminal, Israel’s most popular rapper, is a reflection of the Jewish state’s conservative moment

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Shyne On You Crazy Diamond

Words of wisdom from the Orthodox Israeli rapper

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Blood Brother

How a South Bronx gang leader found Judaism