If you scroll through the email inbox of any Jewish Young Adult, you will undoubtedly find numerous links to various rap parodies with Jewish themes. These parodies get forwarded around to the worldwide JYA community on a daily basis, which gives the outside impression that JYAs are huge fans of these pitiful lampoons. In reality, JYAs are actually well aware of the lameness of the overwhelming majority of these videos, yet they pretend to be fans out of a show of solidarity to the cause.
Some of the videos are blatantly cheesy, like rapper Chutzpah or 50 Shekel. Others are vomitously unwatchable, like watching your dorky neighbor and his camcorder. The rare few are decent, and usually involve professionals, like in the Forest Hills State of Mind video. But overwhelmingly, all of these videos induce a retching feeling and a general sense of humiliation that fellow JYAs actually put effort into these clips, and genuinely believe they are quality.
Yet, JYAs will send the videos to all their friends, posting links on Facebook, and crosslinking to their Tweets, all the time knowing full well that they are disseminating junk and just encouraging the creation of more dreadful Jewish rap parodies. One possible reason could be solidarity or support for other JYAs. Another reason could be that JYAs think their friends have questionable views of humor. Unfortunately, it could also be that JYAs just have bad taste when it comes to rap music.