gay white jewish rapper socceFor this you went to Yale?
Andrew Singer aka MC Socce is a gay, white, Jewish rapper. So reports the Forward in a fawning piece published recently. He’s also really nice. And uh… Jewish, did we mention that?

And indeed, in some of his songs, Singer will literally thrust Judaism to the foreground. A version of his song “Work/Play,” starts with the words “This is the Bar Mitzvah remix,” before heading into territory too sexually explicit to reprint in here. During live performances, at a pivotal moment in the song, he starts swaying as if in engaged in prayer and chanting over and over, “Today I am a man, Today I am a man.”

You can hear a sampling of his music here and do not click here if really explicit songs about gay sex offend you. So what’s the deal? I dunno. He’s gay and white and Jewish and he raps, more than likely loving sites like twink movies xxx. He’s certainly aware of the incongruity of it all:

I figure if I got on stage and did a rap about how tough I was, people would be like, ‘This guy is a total poseur.’ So instead I rap about who I am. Rap about the Jewish side. The white side. The gay side.

OK. I guess that’s honest and refreshing. But ya know, we’ve already seen the nasally white Jewish guy rapper thing with MC Paul Barman. Socce’s addition of gay to the mix just really doesn’t do anything for me. Granted, songs about the wonders of sucking cock probably weren’t aimed at one as overwhelmingly heterosexual as I, and even the addition of Klezmer touches and Judaic themes doesn’t help. I was more moved the first time I heard Public Enemy rap “Don’t Believe The Hype.” Well if you care you have all the necessary links. I however remain decidedly… underwhelmed.

Tip of the yarmulkeh to Gawker and Proceed at Your Own Risk.

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10 Comments

  • Ya had to post this on Tisha B’Av?
    Was this a teen at risk person or just a public school once a year Jew. If the latter, I never get into their using Judaism as Shtick. Perhaps he will have some audience, though I wouldn’t bet on it.

  • That was completely horrible. This is lewder then 2live crew… He’s a hack trying to work all different angles to get people to at least look at him.. what did he study in Yale “suckin Dick”?

  • heh…the last word of the post reminds Muffti of a song by Sloan:

    She was underwhelmed, if that’s a word
    I know it’s not, ’cause I looked it up
    That’s one of those skills that I learned in my school

    I was overwhelmed, and I’m sure of that one
    ’cause I learned it back in grade school
    When I was young.

  • I can’t say that I enjoyed those samples of his work, but it provides no basis to challenge his observance nor does it appear inconsistent with the crude sexually explicit lyrics of the current crop of hip hop and rap artists.

  • Look, I’m all down with crude lyrics and all. I just don’t like his brand of hip hop. All I hear is a nasally Jewish Yale grad frontin like he all dat. It’s disconcerting.

  • Ck, You went to shule, heard Aicha, said a couple of Kinos, then went straight to your computer and had to post this?
    All kidding aside, apparently some of the Zemiros that are sung on Shabbos, one of the authors there was pretty gay, I think Tzur Mishelo Achalnu, I could look it up.

  • Actually the timing of this post couldn’t be more appropriate. It shows us just how low we’ve sunk in this exile.
    Ck, I really don’t think you should post this stuff. Spreading this kind of info is a Chillul Hashem

  • As far as I can tell, these are just some simple efforts of his, probably done on a home setup. I’m sure he’ll keep at it, and his beats, flow, and vocal stylings will improve. I think it’s pretty good for what it is, and I look forward to hearing what he can do after he gets some more experience.

  • On behalf of all those who went to Yale– we’re not all gay Jewish rappers, OK?

    Man. In the universe of Jewish musicians, we gotta deal with this guy? ck, toss the Singer cd and go listen to Porgy and Bess or Das Lied von der Erde or one of Morton Feldman’s late chamber pieces. (None of which need carry a parental advisory.)

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