Record deal for Youngstown’s Jewish rapper

The student paper at Youngstown State University reports on the record deal signed by 18-year-old Jewish freshman Jonathon Tepper:

Tepper, aka Throwback the Jewish King, has just signed a major record deal to New York’s top independent record label, Affluent Records, which has a few other artists such as Outlawz, Dead Prez and Hood Surgeon.

“It’s an all-star line up, and a perfect fit for me,” said Tepper.

As far as being from Youngstown, Throwback raps that people hate on the Yo’, but he’s proud of where he comes from. In his songs, he focuses on misconceptions of a city back on the rise. …

Tepper describes his rap style as unique. He enunciates his words and embraces stereotypes about Jewish people.

Click here to visit his My Space page and listen to a clip of his music.

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