Black Bar Mitzvah

He’s Black, Orthodox Jewish, and a Dope-Ass Rapper

Seattle-born Nissim started out a Black Gangster Disciple — then became a disciple of the Torah

Jewish hip hop singer Nissim Black seen performing during the Chanukah festival in Pittsburgh.
Nissim Black seen performing during the Chanukah festival in Pittsburgh, 2018. Photo: SOPA Images/Getty Images

AA trap beat fills the air, an African chant winding its way among the drum and bass. On the street, two groups of men approach each other: one in contemporary…