Rap legends Public Enemy somehow fail to say much about America’s fraught racial climate in their new album. But Seth Rogovoy says frontman Chuck D might be sending a message by taking the record’s title from a Yiddish proverb.
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In the subculture of Christmas mixtapes Bill Adler is a very important Jew. For close to 30 years, the Manhattan music maven has put out “Xmas Jollies,” which just may be the most eclectic Yuletide mixtape on the planet. Adler has what musicians refer to as very big ears and for many of his 300 or so friends — Jews, as well as gentiles — his Jollies mixtape is a major part of the holiday soundtrack.