Socalled (a.k.a. Josh Dolgin), the mixmaster from Montreal, has created an amazing music video for “(Rock The) Belz,” from the album Ghettoblaster (JDub Records). The four-and-a-half minute puppet piece — featuring Socalled, folk legend Theodore Bikel and rapper Sans Pression — was directed by Kaveh Nabatian and produced by Sach Baylin-Stern. You can find more Socalled music and videos on MySpace. (You should check out everyone’s favorite Socalled tune,Â “You Are Never Alone,” along with the supremely weird video version.) Socalled — who recorded The Socalled Seder (“a hip hop Haggadah”) a few years ago — also plays with trombonist Fred Wesley (formerly of the James Brown band) and klezmer clarinetist David Krakauer in a group called Abraham, Inc. — Mordecai Specktor
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