Noah Shufutinsky, a.k.a. Westside Gravy, is blending Zionism with hip hop

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Noah Shufutinsky, a.k.a. Westside Gravy, is an adamantly Zionist hip hop artist. Raised in California, Shufutinsky is best known for fiery tracks like “Diaspora” and “Angry Black Man”; his music blends identity politics with global politics, calls out double standards and challenges conventional assumptions about what it means to be Black and Jewish.

On this week’s episode of Rivkush, our podcast about Jews of colour, Shufutinsky joins to share his story, break down his most famous songs and describe the hurdles he’s had to overcome to make it this far as an independent artist.

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Rivkush is hosted by Rivka Campbell. Michael Fraiman is the editor and prodcer. Our theme music is by Westside Gravy. We’re a member of The CJN Podcast Network; find more great Jewish podcasts at