Three years after his initial intentions to do so, Wu-Tang’s token Jewish guy, Remedy, is finally touring Israel this Summer. (c/o KlezmerShack)

For those of you unfamiliar with the drama between the MC and myself (here’s my interview with him), check the August 10th post on my old blog. Oddly enough, he’s trying to put together some shows with one of the groups I webmaster for and promote now, Regenerated Headpiece. Can’t wait to run into him backstage… I’ve never been assaulted by a celebrity before.

Yeah, yeah… It’s loshn hora, I know, I know. I just don’t like the idea that this guy is being touted as a role model for Jewish children while his rhymes objectify women, glorify gang violence and drug dealing, and furthermore, when his knowledge of Judaism is limited to Schindler’s List and other pop-culture Judaica. He may as well layn tefillin with Madonna. When I asked him about what he’s doing on a label with notoriously anti-Semitic 5 Percenters, citing Killah Priest’s album View From Masada and his reference to killing a rabbi after fucking his wife, as well as Wu-Tang’s repeated self-comparison to and glorification of the PLO (that is to say, they consider themselves “lyrical terrorists”), his response was little more than apologetic. Some role model. I say, don’t be fooled: The man’s a hustler and Jewish kids are market he’s looking to exploit. It’s disappointing really…