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Why do rappers love Jewish lawyers?

A new supercut from Slacktory exposes a hip-hop cliché that's been employed by everyone from Jay Z to Cam'ron. 


Fidel Martinez

Internet Culture

Posted on Aug 10, 2013   Updated on Jun 1, 2021, 9:27 am CDT

In hip-hop, there are several status symbols that show you’ve made it: the Jesus piece, a milli(on dollars), an entourage, and a luxury vehicle, just to name a few.

Now, thanks to a new YouTube supercut, we can add “Jewish lawyer” to that list.

The clip—aptly entitled “Rappers Love Jewish Lawyers”—comes to us courtesy of Slackstory and compiles an assortment of hip-hop artists spitting rhymes and bragging about how they are legally represented from an M.O.T. (That’s “Member of the Tribe” for those of you who aren’t into the whole brevity thing).

Making appearances in the video are the likes of Cam’ron, Jada Kiss, Kanye West, Jay Z, and even Action Bronson, the pudgy white rapper from Queens who is Jewish himself.

Worth mentioning: This gem of a comment left by Slacktory:

“Dear weird commenters: The Jews did not do 9/11, the Blacks are not a race? of thugs, and saying shitty racist things will get you deleted by me or flagged by the cooler commenters who are just enjoying a hip-hop cliché.”

It’s too bad that Avon Barksdale or Marlo Stanfield were never rappers, because we would have loved to see an appearance from Maurice Levy,  the greatest Jewish lawyer of all time.

Photo via Slackstory/YouTube

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*First Published: Aug 10, 2013, 3:33 pm CDT