YOU GOTS THA POISION, I GOTS THA REMEDY
A very interesting piece in the Jewish Week by Liel Lebovitz, about Jewish rapper Remedy, formerly of the Wu-Tang Clan.
An excerpt, with my favorite sentence bolded:
At 32, Remedy has recorded with the Wu Tang Clan, the Staten Island rap supergroup of which he is a member. He has managed to use his music to explore serious issues that are important to him, from the Holocaust to the Middle East peace process. He has built up a following and toured Israel and England. With a career increasingly focused on playing for Jewish audiences, combining his performances with lectures on Mideast politics, Israel and Jewish culture, Remedy is emerging as an influential voice in the Jewish community. But unlike establishment Jewish leaders, this one wears a goatee, baggy pants and grabs his crotch.
Finally, here's one to bring home to Mama. And be sure to pitch him as a "Jewish communal leader." Maybe he'll earn a Wexner Fellowship.