MC Serch Helps Set an Example for the Middle East

In Misc. on September 12, 2006 at 3:33 pm


From allhiphop.com email alerts:

Michael “MC Serch” Berrin and Greensboro, North Carolina DJ Waleed Coyote will collaborate on a compilation titled Peace in the Middle East, a new album made up of Arab and Jewish artists. Serch, a Jewish rapper and member of famed ’90s rap group 3rd Bass and DJ Waleed Coyote, an Arab DJ on Greensboro’s 102 Jamz and Othaz Records executive, announced the project, which aims to bring awareness to issues in the Middle East and to begin a peace process between the two cultures utilizing Hip-Hop music. “I am very proud of all of the artists that are involving their time and energy to talk about peace, talk about the importance of living together, being peaceful together, and coexisting together,” MC Serch told AllHipHop.com. Rappers already attached to the project include Ill Bill, Yatty, Noose, Abnormal, Moxberg, whuthisname and others. “I always knew he [Serch] was just like me, but he belongs to another religion and culture. And that religion and culture that I’m supposed to beef with. But there wasn’t any, it was like meeting a cousin.”

This sounds like an interesting idea. My only complaint is that they can’t get some more well known people involved to ACTUALLY get their message out. While MC Serch has had his place in hip hop history, his name alone isn’t going to sell a lot of records in today’s market. I guess he’s hoping to market it on concept alone.

Part of the problem is possibly the lack of Arab and Jewish [big name] hip hop artists. While they’re have been some, they are few and far between. I suggest he looks to a place like France, since many of the rappers there are Arab. Can anybody come up with a list of names?

My list of suggested artists starts off with:

Sniper (french hip hop group)

Remedy (yeah, that guy that was working with the RZA)

Egyptian Lover (Electro/hip hop producer in the 80s. Was he actually Egyptian?)

  1. Isn’t Aesop Rock Jewish?

    Have you heard Chromeo? Not hip hop exactly, of that culture. Their bio says:

    “Chromeo is Pee Thug and Dave 1: best friends since their Montreal adolescence…, walking hip hop encyclopedias, and the only successful Arab/Jew partnership since the dawn of human culture.”

    webiste: http://www.chromeo.net (the videos are cool, especially the one by Zoe Cassavettes)

    myspace: http://www.myspace.com/chromeo

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