Lupe Fiasco rapped about ‘dirty Jewish execs’ in a new song. Then a wave of fans and detractors, including the ADL’s Jonathan Greenblatt, called him out for the lyrics.
A mini interview with two rising stars in the Jewish rap game
The music video for the anti-BDS track ‘Dodging Bullets’ features Matisyahu
Sorry, Drake, Eminem isn’t the greatest rapper of all time. But he did write one of the most neurotic hip-hop songs in history.
As the NBA conference finals kick off, this tastemaker, collaborator, and doyen knows what the fans want on their feet
Two new album releases make today a big day for Israeli hip hop
Why Mike Skinner, my childhood hero, is an exciting choice
Don’t be slouches, tweens!
Bartenura Moscato’s unlikely journey from Shabbat table to music video
After an epic rise and fall, the hip-hop producer is embracing his haimish side
New ‘Morning Phase’—six years after his last album and 21 since becoming a loser, baby—shows the Gen-Xer just getting started
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 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
The short-lived Orthodox band made pop and funk the focus of their religious outreach—and then split up
Peter Rosenberg, rap purist and host of Summer Jam, talks about the music he loves and his Jewish identity
The rapper clarifies his feelings on hip hop…and the Jews
Hip-hop artist Scarface’s anti-Semitic tirade may actually signal the beginning of a new, better cultural era
Meet the genius Jewish rapper from Queens who isn’t up for a Grammy, but should be, and will be
If a society’s vitality is evidenced by the pulse of its dance music, then there’s hope for Israel
How Itay Lukach and YouTube defeated the bombast of Subliminal to revive Israeli rap
The Grammy Award-winning violinist and producer talks Kanye West, Jay-Z, and serving in the IDF
Hip-hop’s new love for Moscato is a boon for one kosher winemaker. And the grape itself couldn’t be more Jewish.
Adam Yauch, who died Friday, was a pioneering hip-hop star, a talented MC, and something rarer: a mensch
Plus Cornell students protest joint Technion campus in NYC, and more
Jewish rappers Mac Miller and Drake are both at the top of the charts, but they’re at opposite sides of the music business
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
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.
A Jewish Ukrainian immigrant needed a voice to help reconcile her foreign past and her American future. She found it—in Kanye West.