Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Freeway Raps For Ramadan

"The Philadelphia Muslim community has its own charm to it. They’ve got this in-your-face and unapologetic pride in being Muslim. What also stands out is the community’s heavy influence from street culture. It’s not uncommon to see someone with a long beard and traditional Muslim garb accessorized by gold teeth and an iced-out watch."
New York blogger Aman Ali has observed Ramadan this past month by traveling the country with his friend Bassam Tariq, and documenting the experience for their blog project, 30 Mosques in 30 States. My favorite post is from Day 24, last Friday, when they accompanied one of my favorite rappers, Freeway, to an Indian grocery in his hometown Philadelphia. But there's lots of interesting stuff here.

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Paul C@twitter (#42,657)

Rice and Spice is the JAM. Freeway has good taste.

s. (#775)

First Bun-B day, then a very Freeway Eid. I wonder if Bun would talk about this in his hip-hop and religion class.

Rice and Spice also notable for the delicious Punjabi truck stop style restaurant in the back of the store, Dana Mandi. 42nd and Chestnut. Go if you're in the neighborhood.

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