American rap artist and R&B singer discover Israel

Clap Cognac and Monique Baines accepted the invitation of an Israeli hip-hop producer to come make a record in Tel Aviv.

“Israel is a small place, but with Internet and digital technology it’s global, so I can reach anybody and I do believe that Israel’s hip-hop community is huge,” New York-based R&B singer Monique Baines tells ISRAEL21c on a recent visit to Tel Aviv with rap artist Clap Cognac. “I was very impressed with the community here.”

ISRAEL21c reported on the project – a cross continent effort mixing Israeli influences with American rap and rhythm and blues – in July.

When the musicians arrived in August and began work with Israeli hip-hop producer Meli One, we took a videographer along and went to meet them.

“Music is a beautiful thing because it can bring anybody together,” says Clap Cognac.

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  • Tim Ash

    Someone needs to kick this bozo back to America! The last thing you want is the plague of gang banger emulators or real gangster in Israel. The tilted ball cap is gang affiliated. Kick him out!