Jewish hip hop grows
MIAMI – Religion and music go hand-in-hand. For hundreds of years, believers would use lyrics to echo their praises to God.
Many people have heard of gospel, contemporary Christian, but what about Jewish hip hop? It's a growing form of worship music in the Jewish community.
There have been Jews in the hip-hop industry for decades. The Beastie Boys were a part of the birth of hip hop over 30 years ago. Rick Rubin was the co-founder of Def Jam Records, which helped produce some of the biggest names in the music industry.
But more recently, Jews are rapping about their faith and sharing a spiritual message to those who want to hear.
South Florida Jewish Rapper Seth "Brimstone" Schere has been in the hip-hop industry for over 20 years.
"In my music, I try to represent the one and true living God in every word I speak and every lyric I write," said Schere.
Schere believes Jews can identify with some of the same struggles expressed in hip hop music.
"It's part of what I've experience and part of what I have learned. It creates a perfect expression of what God means to be in this lifetime," said Schere.
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