New rap crew keeps it ‘old school to the future’

The True Jeruz collective stakes its claim as the new generation of Jerusalem hip-hop.

March 19, 2015 20:00
4 minute read.
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'True Jeruz' rap crew.. (photo credit: BEN LIVNE WEITZMAN)


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Late on a Thursday evening not too long ago in Jerusalem, the True Jeruz hip-hop crew took the stage in its first-ever live performance. It was a cold and rainy winter evening but True Jeruz, a collective of young DJs and rappers, drew a capacity crowd to Hamazkeka, an intimate live-music venue downtown.

The evening began slowly, with DJs spinning old-school hiphop, funk and soul tracks for the slowly gathering crowd. Using the open dance floor to their advantage, a series of break-dancers took solo turns at showing off their moves, but the small dance floor quickly filled up.


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