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When Hip-Hop Gets Personal

August 16, 2015 | by Yitz Shapiro

One Jew’s search for truth and self-discovery captured in Jewish rap.

When Moshe Friedman released his first rap album as a student at the University of Pennsylvania, he wrote about what he knew: college parties, fraternity life, and copying other people's notes from class. It didn't take long before he ran out of things to write about. Three years went by without a single new song. But after graduation he travelled to Israel, and after a year of study there he began to write again. "The Process" was the first of what became an entire album of material with a group called The Living Wells. In this song Moshe describes his own search for truth and self-discovery. The video was directed by Itai Joseph.

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