Radio personality Peter Rosenberg, who is Jewish, was taken aback by a lyric on Jay Electronica's new Written Testimony track, "The Ghost Of Soulja Slim".
"And I bet you a Rothschild, I get a bang for my dollar. The synagogue of Satan want me to hang by my collar" Jay rapped.
It's actually the second time Jay Elec has used the phrase "synagogue of Satan", and Rosenberg initially confused his new bar with a bar he dropped on the 2014 track "Better In Tune With The Infinite"
"My feet might fail me, my heart might ail me— Peter Rosenberg (@Rosenbergradio) March 14, 2020
The synagogues of Satan might accuse or jail me"
Not feeling this bar from Jay Electronica and I know I'm not the only person who felt a way about it .
It has been so long since hip hop has done that to me. It used to be commonplace for songs to have lines that were iffy and made me feel like "damn does this artist hate Jews?" Not in a minute. So thanks for throwing it back Jay.— Peter Rosenberg (@Rosenbergradio) March 14, 2020
Apologies I quoted the wrong song ... when I googled "Synagogue of Satan" -- I mistakenly assumed Jay only said it once... this is the second time ... the line this time is "The synagogue of Satan want me to hang by my collar" . lol my bad..songs dope besides that cringe though— Peter Rosenberg (@Rosenbergradio) March 14, 2020
Jay responded to Rosenberg on Twitter.
clout chasing us at an all time high.— J A Y E L E C T R O N I C A (@JayElectronica) March 15, 2020
and for the record. I stand on every single word i said on this album. #AWrittenTestimony #ISaidWhatISaid— J A Y E L E C T R O N I C A (@JayElectronica) March 15, 2020
and btw, @Rosenbergradio if you REALLY wanna get into it, we are willing to hold a discussion in a PUBLIC FORUM on The Synagogue of Satan and it’s meaning with any Scholars of Theology you would like to bring. until then. STFU— J A Y E L E C T R O N I C A (@JayElectronica) March 15, 2020
Rosenberg seems down for that chat:
I have a public forum everyday if you ever want to talk -- feel free ...— Peter Rosenberg (@Rosenbergradio) March 15, 2020
I am not the only good, supportive, hip hop loving person who was taken aback by some of these bars...happy to discuss it any time ..