Jews have long been a big part of the hip-hop industry, from Rock & Roll Hall of Famers the Beastie Boys, to label titan Lyor Cohen, to publicists, agents, and on-air personalities. The once-famous Shyne once-famously converted to Judaism. Chances are, there were at least two hip-hop industry insiders, and one hip-hop beef at your seder table this past Spring.
Almost as long as there's been hip-hop, there have been lyrics that call upon Jewish culture: the good, the bad, and the nebbishy. So what better time than Hanukkah, the festival of lights, for ItsTheReal to do some light work and debate the Jewish lines that are most clever, most funny, and have the most chutzpah?
Join us as we run through The 25 Best Jewish References In Rap, from those who aspire to be a part of the tribe, to those who live what they say in their rhymes...
Written by Eric Rosenthal & Jeff Rosenthal (@ItsTheReal)