Mac Miller Talks Jewish Heritage

Hip Hop's self-proclaimed "coolest Jew," sounds off on his bar mitzvah and the possibility of working with Drake.

While in Toronto plugging his upcoming free album “Best Day Ever,” Mac Miller briefly spoke about his Jewish heritage. While the Pittsburgh emcee corrected a rumor that he was both Amish and Jewish, he did explain how he, like many other fans and artists, balanced both his heritage and his musical leanings.

“I’m raised Jewish; I had a Bar Mitzvah,” Mac explained to ShalomLife.com. “I celebrate the high holidays. That’s like my family…like how I was raised.”

In addition to shouting out the Yamim Nora’im, Mac Miller had some fun at a reference to Drake’s playful claim that he was “the best Jew in the Rap game.” Mac referred to himself as “the coolest Jewish rapper,” and joked about the chances of ending up on a track with Drake.

“Yeah man, of course…Drake’s the shit,” Mac said. “We could make a Hanukkah song. Get it? ‘Cause we’re both Jewish.”

One thing Drizzy and Mac don’t apparently share is their choice in Bar Mitzvah music. Drake opted for the more traditional approach of a band—featuring the Backstreet Boys’ “I Want It That Way” as the song of the night. For his part, Mac Miller said he went with a rapping deejay for his celebration.

27 Comments

  • kewljew

    Matisyahu best jew rapper ever. nuff said.

  • Phil Paddock

    hes so high lmao.

  • talthejew

    1- the best jewish rapper is edan. 2- all that shit reallly doesnt matter, its all about if u can rap or not and both of em (drake and mac miller) cant do it good day yall & fuck everybody who hate a person beacaus of his religion that shit is stupid

  • TWISTEDASSBITCHES

    Fuckin kike, boastin bout his Jewish heritage as if it is sumn to be proud of. Fuck outta here LMAO

  • World Cop Killer

    Hahahahah, Backstreet Boys, really Drake?:D Wow, YOU SUCK SO HARD, DROOPY. For real. What a lame wuss. Regarding this jewish shit, fuck it. Matter fact, fuck all organized religion, as it's destroying this world. And certain groups of jews buttfuckin each other to control everything, go fuck yourselves too! Nothing against individual people, but I don't like what i'm seeing as far as this world domination shit goes. It must come to an end, and it will.

  • highdok

    also to the person who touched on the 'why do jews proclaim their jewishness' less than 60 years ago 6million Jews were WIPED OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH now Jews are LESS THAN 1% of the WORLDS POPULATION Jews HARDLY EVER publicly glorify Judaism but the fact is blacks do it because they are PROUD of who they are and their FREEDOM to BE proud. Have you ever heard an irishman NOT say he was irish, or a scottishman the same...have you EVER heard almost all sects of people glorify themselves in some way shape or form people only hate on jews because after henry ford and hitler, jew had a negative connotation ONE LOVE

    • HHH, that's me

      highdok don't gimme that worn out "6 million jews were killed" tirade... It's TIRED. Do you know how many people were killed in the soviet gulags? Do you know how many africans died during slavery? Do you know how many people around the WORLD die daily because they've been unfairly treated? Jews weren't the only ones that died in WW2. In fact, it's a crime in itself to label the concentration camps as "jewish death machines" as if homosexuals, gypsies and many foreigners weren't killed also. In short: Stop using the genocide as some sort of SHIELD all the time in a way to justify jewish behavior. Jews Ive met are cool kids; nothing against them. But dear GOD just let go of the anti-semite card or the genocide card for 2 seconds!

  • highdok

    Jewish people with tatoos are not allowed to be buried in Jewish Cemeteries...with their family they 'Love' so much Maybe have a shirt saying BAD JEW

  • Truegame

    Jews r takin ova hip hop too...fuk u niggers

  • ignitemindz

    coolest jews in hip hop award goes to, and alway will go to... The Beastie Boys. lol

  • eclipz0114

    Actually.....I like this guy. I think he brings something positive to hip-hop. I love weed, so I am a little biased, but I like his image. And, that is hard for me to say cause I am not a fan of white people generally speaking.

    • Sarah

      You don't like white people in general.... wow, well that isnt racist one bit! I hate when blacks call all white people racist yet they have no shame in dissing white people. Mac has a good image and hes sick, check out his earlier shit... and this interview is HILARIOUS no one can even front on that!

    • mr kaiser

      He's not white, he is a Jew...

    • Big Lou Blizzay

      "not a fan of white people" - Tell me you see how racist this is... i.e. - "im not a big fan of black people generally speaking"... fuckin hypocrites

  • ekgha

    lol that dude is funny

  • oofgoof

    who gives a shit this kid sucks ass, RELEASE J COLES ALBUM PLEEEEEAASE

  • Anonymous

    mac miller is sucking the teat of wiz khalifa for fame and fans

  • jesterdxxl

    Drake started the next trend haha who gives a fuck about religion its just a cult to keep you in line I dont give a flying fuck if your catholic, hewbrew or muslim I just want skills being brought to the table

  • TAYLORD

    IF A RAPPER CAN SAY THANK THE LORD BLAH BLAH BLAH, WHY CAN A JEW SAY NOTHING RELAVENT TO JUDAISM IN HIS LYRICS BUT SOCIALLY PROCLAIM HIS RELIGION IN INTERVIEWS? ITS ALL ABOUT MOTIVATION, TRUE BEASTIE BOYS ARE JEWISH, BUT THEY REALLY COULD GIVE A FUCK LESS ABOUT TAKING THAT FACT ANYWHERE

  • Mel Gibson

    I'm all for it!

  • Anonymous

    Wow, Ol Dirty Bastard was right when he said the jews were gonna take over hip hop for themselves.

  • Woody Harrelson

    The Beastie Boys are much cooler...sorry little rappin dude

  • Lavio

    What's with sudden surge of jewish topics everywhere? I am NOOOOT anti-semetic, I have nothing against jews, muslims, christians, amish, blacks, whites latinos or anyone. ...But why is there such an emphasis on the jewish herritage all the time? It's kind of weird. Seems like all jews need to proclaim and tell it to the world about them being jewish. Who cares? If you rap, RAP. I don't need to know what kind of fucking tradition you follow, that has nothing to do with hip-hop. ...Im just saying, I don't get wtf is up with this constant emphasis on judaism not only in hip-hop but everywhere.

  • theonethatgotaway

    I'M STILL BREATHING, FUCK YALL

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