Black Bar Mitzvahs
The first Black Bar Mitzvah, naturally, was Jay Z’s: In his song “ROC Boys,” he rapped about “Rich niggas / black bar mitzvahs / mazel tov, it’s a celebration bitches.” Then, for good measure, he toasted his listeners with a hearty L’Chaim.
Drake wasn’t far behind; his song “HYFR” is remembered mostly for its music video, a recreation of a rowdy bar mitzvah shot in a Miami shul. And now, Rick Ross: The Bawse announced today that his new mixtape will be released on Octobr 8th. Its title? “Black Bar Mitzvah.” Its cover art?
Check it out here.
Thomas Friedman, Walter Russell Mead, Aaron David Miller, Elliott Abrams