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Barack Mandela
Barack Mandela
American Soldier/Israeli Soldier

God’s Plan: Hip-Hop Collab Between Jews and Arabs

Barack Mandela, who speaks both Modern Hebrew and conversational Persian (Farsi), visiting Bir Zeit University in the West Bank.

“God’s Plan” is a powerful song by Canadian rapper, Drake who happens to be Jewish. While listening to this banging song, I developed a new plan to promote cooperation between Jews and Arabs in the hip-hop and rap music community.

This new plan involves creating a strategic partnership between Drake and hip-hop producer DJ Khaled, who happens to be Palestinian American.

First, a new organization called “Arab & Jewish Hip-Hop Coalition (AJHHC)” should be created to promote peace between Jewish and Arab peoples. This new group will also promote peace between Israelis and Palestinians. This entity can build upon the highly successful Abraham Accords.

Second, I propose that Drake and DJ Khaled will release a joint album titled “Hip-Hop for Peace” with the financial proceeds of the album funding the newly created organization and also funding the United Palestinian Appeal (UPA).

Third, I propose the following rappers and hip-hop artists will be invited to participate in this peace project: Cardi B, Nicki Minaj, Lil Baby, 50 Cent, Da Baby, Lil Wayne, Megan Thee Stallion, Saweetie, Snow Da Product, J. Cole,  Lil Durk, Chief Keef, YK Osiris, Lil Reese, Playboi Carti, NBA YoungBoy, Young M.A, Lil Nas X, Lil Yachty, Lil Uzi Vert, Travis Scott, 21 Savage, Belly, Post Malone, Migos, A Boogie, Asap Rocky, Asap Ferg, Joyner Lucas, Big Sean, Denzel Curry, Rick Ross, Chance the Rapper, Chris Brown, Roddy Ricch, Rihanna, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Nas, Tyler the Creator, Trippie Redd, Polo G, Logic, Kodak Black, SpottemGottem, Ski Mask the Slump God, LL Cool J, Rae Sremmurd, Yung Thug, Birdman, Lil Tecca, Jack Harlow, Iggy Azelea, Tyga, Cordae, 6lack, Eminem, D-12, Vince Staples, Lil Tjay, YNW Melly, Nahmir, YG, Lil Dicky, Meek Mill, and Bobby Shmurda.

Fourth, I propose that rappers who are from Israel and Arab countries be invited to join the coalition. I recently heard a powerful Arab language song titled “Ghaza (Arafat)” by Tunisian rapper, Balti. There are thousands of Arab and Israeli rappers who can participate in this Arab & Jewish Hip-Hop Coalition.

Finally, here is a freestyle rap to inspire new creativity:

“This world needs more peace

‘Cause war is a beast in the Middle East

Filled with violence and bloodshed

Our children lying afraid in their bed

Palestine is yours and Israel is mine

Turning our world into a blind mind”

I encourage other rappers to release songs dedicated to Arab-Jewish peace on YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and other metaverse media and social media.

Let’s use hip-hop and rap and urban youth culture to promote peaceful coexistence and prosperity while reducing hatred and discrimination. The peace of the streets will lead to peace in the Middle East.

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Barack Mandela is a hip-hop artist and rapper known by his stage name: Kid Bacteria.

About the Author
Licensed Attorney. I earned a Doctor of Law at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law (1997). I earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Riverside (1994). I was an international student at the University of Costa Rica Faculty of Law (1991-1992) and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Law (Summer 1996). I am a military veteran of both the United States Army and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). I am a laureate of the National Defense Service Medal from the Pentagon (2006). I am a financial donor to following: Harvard Law, Yale Law, Stanford Law, Berkeley Law, UC Hastings College of the Law, UC Davis Law, Columbine High School, Choate Rosemary Hall, Phillips Exeter Academy, Sidwell Friends School, Viewpoint School, Beverly Hills High School, Eton College in the United Kingdom, Special Olympics, Children's Defense Fund, Obama Foundation, Clinton Foundation, Barbra Streisand Foundation, and the British Red Cross. I am former special assistant and staff attorney to Governor Pete Wilson of California. I was public affairs assistant to US Senator Barbara Boxer and Mayor Ehud Olmert of Jerusalem and Jerusalem spokesperson Haggai Elias.
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