The recent release of FBI files on Tupac Shakur took me by surprise. Although there are numerous examples of how Jewish mobsters have been affiliated with the record industry, it was strange to read how Tupac & Eazy E were alleged to have received various threats of extortion from the Jewish Defense League before their deaths.

It’s important to examine the relationship between African Americans & Jewish people within hip hop.

The Good:

In 1984, Rick Rubin & Russell Simmons become business partners at Def Jam Records. Rubin goes on to produce many classic records for artists such as LL Cool J, Run DMC.

(It was actually Rick Rubin who wanted to sign Public Enemy. Russell Simmons was said to have been against the idea)

After being released from prison after a 10 year sentence, Shyne finds solace in Judaism and eventually moves to Israel.

Around 1983/1984, The Beastie Boys burst onto the hip hop scene with their punk attitude & party anthems.

Malcolm Mclaren becomes an influential figure in hip hop overseas, helping to bring the genre to the UK.

Mclaren also helps to produce the World Famous Supreme Team, who have several hit records throughout the 80’s.

The Bad:

Professor Griff is labelled as an Anti-Semite by the media after allegedly making disparaging remarks about Jewish people. Their road manager at the time, Lyor Cohen, closed the National Holocaust Museum so that he could show them the discrimiation and hardships Jewish people have endured.

Mos Def stirs up controversy on his record The Rape Over, with the line “some tall Israelis is running this rap shit”.

Jewish record executive , Jerry Heller hired former IDL Commando Mike Klein to take over as security for Ruthless Records after numerous threats from Death Row. Klein was said to be a man with various contacts in the Nation Of Islam & Jewish Defense League.

There are still no black owned distributors, the majority of which are owned by old Jewish male executives.

The Ugly:

In 1998, former CEO of Polygram Records, Eric Kronfeld said “If every African American male in the United States were disqualified from pursuing a livelihood because of a criminal record, then there would be no, or virtually no African American employees in our society or our industry.

Jewish rapper, Asher Roth makes a distasteful joke about “nappy headed hoes” , paraphrasing controversial shock jock Don Imus.

Comments on: "African American & Jewish relations in Hip Hop" (40)

  1. @HL

    YOU have no wit.

  2. real nigga shit said:

    Ethiopian Somalian Looking Buoy..

    Gaddaffi coming for that ass…

  3. real nigga shit said:

    Blake Griffin got the sistahs going nuts…testicles…

    I know brothas is hating…

  4. real nigga shit said:

    where is Amare Stoudemaire when you need him…

    Shaq too…

    Black Jews >>>>

    Black Bar Mitzvahs >>>

  5. Hoots what are the top 5 hip hop sites on the net

  6. I’m so sleepy, my eyes hurt.

    Peace. Be around a little later.

  7. real nigga shit said:


    xvideos(mobb deep ref.)
    spankwire(apes in space ref.)
    xhamster(ampgeez ref.)
    slutload(big homie ref.)
    tnaflix(landlord ref.)

    in no particular order. those are top 5 dead or alive. stranded on a island. with jergens and jiffy lube. ya heard me. its the nahright way.

  8. real nigga shit said:

    I don’t even watch porn like that. I’m not Mr. Pap or Big Homie. 600 GBs of pr0n in their hard drive, external hard driver, usb drive, mac books..

    That’s disgusting. I actually go outside and get pussy. Smash bunnies and latina asian dimes. No black girls please.

    I’m not a liar like Kid Frankie…who makes up stories and niggas on nahright believe him…gtfoh

    or like NOWB…sucker trick simp nigga….takes 8 college girls from his Computer class to go eat, to the movies, pays for the cab fare…and all he gets is a peck on the cheek, good nite, go home and call me later White boy.

    SMH…celibate nigga

  9. I just wanted to know who you thought was killing the game right now..

  10. xvideos(mobb deep ref.)
    spankwire(apes in space ref.)
    xhamster(ampgeez ref.)
    slutload(big homie ref.)
    tnaflix(landlord ref.)

    ^Hip hop. Not smut peddling sites.

  11. And

    *Salutes Tron*

    For the not snitching. There’s a certain code foren to follow and some men went astray with selfishness and bitchmadeness. Glad you weren’t.

  12. For the not snitching. There’s a certain code foren to follow and some men went astray with selfishness and bitchmadeness. Glad you weren’t.
    where I grew up, it wasnt an option.

    The Italians would ruin ya life

    In cut from a different cloth than the average kiz
    Divine fabrics and shit

  13. Jewish rapper, Asher Roth makes a distasteful joke about “nappy headed hoes” , paraphrasing controversial shock jock Don Imus.

    ^smh. Does he still raps?

  14. real nigga shit said:

    Now Tron on some Mafia Mob type shit…

    Is everyone a poser nowadays?

    Where are the real niggas? Who aren’t afraid to just be themselves…Act normal for christ sake…

    You don’t have to be a Drug Kingpin…you don’t have to be a pimp…you don’t have to be a shooter, thug, goon, gangster…you don’t have to be a Mafia Made Men or Mob Wop…Guineaus…

    Just be yourself…stop all the frontin and make believe…

    If that aint you, then that aint you..

    “Where I’m from you never snitch…Italians ruin ya life…You were brought up to not rat and never call the cops” – Tron

    Stop it tron…you from Lima – Toledo Ohio…aint no mob there..just corn huskering..

    Cleveland yeah…but not your Hick town..

    Niggas mobbed up now? Mafia made…

    gtfoh….you niggas make me laugh man

  15. RNC Chairman Michael Steele said:

    I would also include commentator ‘mcb’ on the ugly list.

    Nah I’m playin’.

    Anyway, it’s good to see Harlem writing some stuff for the site. I enjoyed this.

  16. real nigga shit said:

    Tron, I aint got no problems with you…b…

    I actually thought you were Black…because you used the n word a lot…and listen to Nigger music…

    I was heart broke when I found out you were the Devil complexion…

    You’re a blogger…and forum poster…thread starter…you comment on a website..

    You aint got Mob Ties or Mafia Family stop it..

    just keep your website running…go pay the go daddy bill….hopefully you radio show is a success..

    ya best friend is from Harvard University?

    Now you harder than the average white boi?


    Tron..go be a doctor or a lawyer…make momma and daddy proud for shelling out all the money in your collegiate education..

    stop not street.

  17. Look up Youngstown Ohio hoots.

    Lil Chicago. Halfway between Detroit and NYC.

    We gets it in.

  18. real nigga shit said:

    I told the same shit to McB..

    McB tries to act black…like all wiggas do..

    tombout “I puffed my bong. I had some sour. I’m smoking some kush right now. Only papers like Wiz said”

    stop it…you’re an accountant…that don’t go with your professional ettiquette..

    now you trying to be street….by smoking like currensy and going to wiz khalifa concers with kev fresco? and mobbing in the South of Boston?

    stop an accountant…you trying to get certified..

    acting like you a smoker…but you choke in when inhale and exhale..wigga

  19. Hoots chill out b

    I’m not fronting like I’m hard.

    But I do got cases. I do got a record. And I could have made it all go away, had I given a name that ends with a vowel.

    But fuck that.

  20. real nigga shit said:

    McB graduated from Clemson with honors. He had a full ride scholarship for having a 4.0 GPA.

    Now you got Wiz lungs? GTFOH

    We don’t believe you.

    McB trying to get an MBA too….wants to get his mom and dad to pay for it…

    Jews I tell ya…

    So you graduated undergrad in 3 years…with 4.0 gpa…and you smoke weed..

    you demeanor is confusing me McB…

    you’re persona dont add up…

  21. But u good money with me hoots.

    We squashed our e-beef.

    I got no problems with u , I’m glad u post on the site.

  22. real nigga shit said:

    Moral of the Story
    Motto of the life


    people will respect you more and bitches will like you…because they get the real thing, can trust you…

    No need to front…

    Live in your reality.

    I hate posers.

  23. real nigga shit said:

    Tron you got me banned. You told Nate to get rid of me.

    Legend and Nate banned all of my 6 or 7 names.

    Ip banned.

    Try to log on nahright…through my local library. not happening.

    Even got the ipad. not working.

    Tried on my girls iphone. not happening.

    damn NAte and legend went in on me. I can’t post from anywhere.

  24. Hoots you got yourself banned for being an asshole.

    U do that drawing giraffes and shit on ANY site, including this one, u basically TRYING to get banned.

  25. real nigga shit said:

    Overstood. I’m still going to slap Nate. when its all said in done.

    He goes to Drake shows. I go to Drake Shows.

    I’ll bump into him. I’m always in Montreal and Toronto.

    Got bring my flip cam with me though.

    Going to make him apologize on camera like Jimmy did Somaya Reece manager.

  26. If I had a real problem with you, I’d log in to the admin and blacklist your IP right now.

    But I ain’t even trying to do that.

    Our battles were epic, but shit is in the past

    U cool far as I’m concerned.

  27. Hoots when u gonna call the show and kick a verse again

  28. real nigga shit said:

    Tron I don’t have a problem with you.

    But yeah thats what Nate did. Blacklisted my whole IP. So I’m perma banned.

    I can still visit nahright.

    But None of my names work. It don’t post


  29. Show is Sunday @5 eastern.

    Show has been sorta boring lately..

  30. real nigga shit said:


  31. There will be a link up prior to airing.

    When u gonna come thru the c section and swag this bitch out with your Louie and Hermes shit

  32. I need to get a new post up so people don’t see this friendly conversation between me and hoots.

    When the next thread drops, it’s back to the normal “tron is a racist” and “hoots gets no pussy” shit

  33. real nigga shit said:

    ^LoL…I’m the only nigga that posts pics…tagged eything..

    them lames over at nah stay hating…

    Tron you cool..

    TS1900 too…he was trying to get me wholesale dealer prices for an audi…so he cool

    I never had a problem with Jihad…

    HW he’s cool…too

    Amp is a lame…but he aight..

    You gotta cut the lames outta the team…the nigga from Brasil…and that other coked up lame HH…

  34. real nigga shit said:

    Tron…you hold weight on this blog team….try to get Hopp out of the team…He doesn’t even blog good..

    get rid off HH too…dude is a lame…

    but get rid off Hopp…say that he can’t write english, his grammar is bad…and fire him

    Then you smoothly tell HH to resign..

    HH is for comedic purposes…but dood is unfunny…

  35. Jews do not, I repeat DO NOT, claim Asher Roth. His dad is Jewish but he doesn’t affiliate with the Tribe.

    …also, fuck that guy.

    On a related note, here’s a list of great Black/Jewish duos in hip hop:

    Nas & MC Serch
    Jay-Z & Lyor Cohen
    Prodigy & Alchemist
    The Roots w/Scott Storch
    Lil Wayne & Drake
    Sean Price & Ill Bill (album coming soon!)
    Eazy-E & Blood of Abraham

  36. nah fam.

    the squad is the squad is the squad.

    you gotta chill shittin on the admins.

    thats why they so quick to block you.

    i can unblock your IP, but then you gonna wile out again.

  37. oh shit!

    *daps the OG ivan*

    many thanks for checking us out fam.

    you got one of the best sites out there.


  38. real nigga shit said:

    I guess every crew got its set of lames and squares and herbs…HH Hopp, etc.

    Every NBA team has those that come off the bench for garbage time.

    You know the 96 Bulls…had Kukoc Kerr…..those lames….

    Hopp and HH are dead weight…they like Bleek and Grafh of the crew…

    make yall look like the Detroit Lions that when 0-16

  39. it’s a new post hoots.

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