Jewish Journal


November 21, 2007

Rock the vote music video, Jordanian style


Los Angeles Times blogger Borzou Daragahi in Beirut found this fascinating YouTube hiphop video urging young Jordanians to vote in Tuesday’s elections:

Some say the election results were OK, too, with solid voter turnout (although not great) and a bigger majority for the King Abdullah-backed moderates. Others were disappointed about the lack of successful women candidates.

Cool video, to be sure, but what strikes me is that it looks so much like American hiphop videos—the gangsta baggy outfits, the poses, the gestures, even the spray-painted walls look like Los Angeles homies I see every day. 

American music pwns the world.  This is what the Islamists hate.  And, neener, neener, they lost the election.

I don’t know what what the lyrics mean, but in this case,
the medium is the message:

Jordan, like Soylent Green, is made of people, maybe even people . . . just like us.

Contrast and compare with this Israeli hiphop video by rappers Gad Elbaz and Alon de Loco:

JewishJournal.com is produced by TRIBE Media Corp., a non-profit media company whose mission is to inform, connect and enlighten community
through independent journalism. TRIBE Media produces the 150,000-reader print weekly Jewish Journal in Los Angeles – the largest Jewish print
weekly in the West – and the monthly glossy Tribe magazine (TribeJournal.com). Please support us by clicking here.

© Copyright 2016 Tribe Media Corp.
All rights reserved. JewishJournal.com is hosted by Nexcess.net
Web Design & Development by Hop Studios 0.3158 / 44