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*The Viral Jewish Rapper BLP Kosher is More Than a Gimmick* The Florida MC discusses his music, growing up in Florida, and why he’d love to talk to Kanye West

*The Viral Jewish Rapper BLP Kosher is More Than a Gimmick* The Florida MC discusses his music, growing up in Florida, and why he'd love to talk to Kanye West

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VIDEO: https://www.reddit.com/r/Jewish/s/wZFtVquCuE

RAPPER BLP KOSHER, born Benjamin Landy Pavlon, is from Broward County, Florida, the same area as Kodak Black. Growing up, he was raised in the Jewish faith and still practices. Even though he says he practices mostly on Sabbath, he makes an effort to keep a relationship with the religion and more importantly, with God. “I would pray randomly at a bus stop, or when I’m doing something like jaywalking, I’ll start praying,” Kosher explains via Zoom. “I would live a non-religious lifestyle but still pray.”

Speaking of bigots: Growing up, anti-semitism, or “anti-dreidel” as Kosher calls it, was luckily seldom, but it happened enough for him to still vividly remember. “There’s people who would crack little jokes and say some Nazi shit. I tried to laugh at them because, at the end of the day, that shit is fluff. The goal is to change minds and views,” he says. But there was one time where he had to deliver a dose of righteous justice. Kosher was called a slur — the “k” word — by a bully on the bus to school and proceeded to beat on the kid quite viciously; eventually, the bully’s nose began to bleed profusely. “I was crying because I hurt him. I didn’t mean to. I didn’t want to do that. The kid was evil but it hurt me to hurt him. I couldn’t sleep after knowing that I really injured someone,” Kosher recalls.

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