Israeli-Born Rap Pioneer in Germany Explains How Antisemitism Drove Him From Music Scene He Helped Create

“In 2006, I had an appearance in Berlin-Kreuzberg at the demonstration for the first of May,” Salomo recalled. “Immediately after my performance, Deso Dogg, a Berlin gangster rapper who professed radical Islam and moved to Syria to join the ISIS ‘jihad,’ stepped onto the stage and grabbed a Hezbollah flag from his backpack. When the more than 2,000 people in front of the stage saw this, they broke out in a frenetic jubilation.”

Continued Salomo: “That was really scary and made me doubt the integrity of this hip-hop scene for the first time.”

No kidding.