The 10 Plagues & 3rd Cup: Yahu
Welcome to the eclectic world of master mixer, cratedigger, musical continent-spanner Socalled AKA Josh Dolgin. Looking beyond the usual pantheon of samples for hip hop artists, So Called explores the shtetls of Eastern Europe and the Yiddish vaudeville stages of 2nd Avenue for inspiration. Armed with his Akai MPC, heritage and love for genre-bending music, Socalled is a Yiddish rapping, accordion wielding, Klezmer-hip hop maestro.
The Socalled Seder: A Hip-Hop Haggadah is a concept album for the Jewish holiday of Passover. The holiday is celebrated with a communal meal known as the seder – during which the story of the ancient Jews' exodus from slavery in Egypt is recounted.
Socalled on tour:
Feb 2 NYC Lincoln Center with David Krakauer's Klezmer Madness
Feb 12 Boston, MA with Matisyahu, Avalon
Feb 14 Sayreville, NJ with Matisyahu, Starland Ballroom
Feb 15 Carrboro, NC with Matisyahu, Cat's Cradle
Feb 16 Atlanta, GA with Matisyahu, Tabernacle
Feb 19 Long Beach, CA Jewlicious, The Beach
Mar 2 Toronto, ON with Giselle Numba One and Katie Moore, The Boat
Mar 4 Montreal, PQ with Giselle Numba One and Mikey Dangerous, Friendship Cove
Mar 25 Los Angeles, CA Dragonfly
The youngster hasn't been the same since his trip to the Upside Down.