The Jewish Canadian singer Drake won a Grammy Award, his first, for Rap Album of the Year.
Dozens of anti-Semitic messages were left on the Facebook page of the popular French rapper Booba for vowing in a new song to avenge the victims of the Holocaust. Booba, the son of a Muslim father from Senegal, raps in a song titled “Master Yoda” that was posted Feb. 2 on his Facebook page, “We’ll avenge like victims of slavery and the Shoah.”
As a student at an all-girls day school in Brooklyn, the first thing I learned about the Beastie Boys turned out to be untrue.
According to a yeshiva urban legend, two of the founding members of the Beastie Boys had attended The Marsha Stern Talmudic Academy in upper Manhattan. Some MTA students even claimed to know where the hip-hop pioneers had tagged the school with their handles.
On Tuesday, December 13, Chassidic reggae-star Matisyahu Tweeted: This morning I posted a photo of myself on Twitter. No more Chassidic reggae superstar.
A Jewish teen rapper has had his first album debuted at the top of Billboard 200 chart.
It was early on during his difficult, isolated years in prison that the former gangsta rapper known as Shyne decided to formally take on the laws of Judaism as his own. Shyne, who legally changed his name in prison from Jamaal Barrows to Moses Levi -- Moses is one of his favorite biblical heroes, and Levi is for the Levites who were musicians during Temple times -- remembers the initial skepticism he encountered from prison rabbis at New York’s Rikers Island, where he was first incarcerated, and the other prison rabbis that would follow. "In prison culture, everyone is trying to make a scam, everyone is a con artist, so who is this dark-skinned guy they wondered? Does he just want the Jewish food?" asks Levi, now cloaked in the black garb of a Chasidic Jew and living in Jerusalem.
There’s so many Christmas songs out there, I wanted to give the Jewish kids something to be proud of.
Courtesy of Diwon, the artist formerly known as DJ Handler and otherwise known as the executive director of Modular Moods and Shemspeed.com, comes this fresh mix of pop, hip-hop, electronica and . . . Yiddish?
The Matrix, the Kotel, the Days of Awe are all linked in this music video from Ori Murray shot in Jerusalem.
"My big idea for the CD was, 'Let's give this to our families for Chanukah,'" Hyams said. "I never thought we'd get a record deal, because I figured 'This is stupid and Jewish and no one cares except us.'"
t's not Jets and Sharks, nor Bloods and Crips, but . . .
Two Israeli cliques somehow manage to 'just get along' in this hiphop music video from rappers Gad Elbaz and Alon de Loco
'Miriam' and 'Shoshana' live in the Pico-Robertson area. They're seniors at a religious girls' school, they study Torah, dress modestly and keep the Sabbath. But Miriam and Shoshana are not your ordinary Orthodox girls. They rap. They use foul language. They fantasize about professional wrestler Bill Goldberg. And they head up a dreidel-rolling gang. The two faux frumsters are the comedic creations of Kara Luiz and Deena Adar.
Welcome to Hip Hop Shabbat.
When you think of hip-hop or rap, you don't generally think of jowl-necked septuagenarians or skinny, psyched-out white guys rapping about the tsuris their mother gives them, but then again, you don't generally think of Jews either.
The Borscht Belt has gone way downtown as a crop of young hip-hoppers redefines the shape of Jewish comedy.
Welcome to the next generation of Jewish humor, where beats become borscht in the hip-hop Cuisinart.