The Tug of War Tour is a thought-provoking and multi-dimensional artistic endeavor that explores narratives of conflict and co-existence between Muslims and Jews. The brainchild of M.C. Sneakas and M.C. Serch (of Third Bass fame and VH1’s White Rapper Show), the tour features the controversial rap group Most Hated (consisting of Sneakas and Muslim-Iranian rapper Mazzi), in addition to spoken-word poets Vanessa Hidary and Tahani Salah (both of whom have been featured on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam).
One of the unique features of the show is our artists’ commitment to eschew clichés and authentically express “hot button” issues without fear of offense or name-calling. The goal is to challenge our viewers (and ourselves) to see that subjects such as religion, identity, racism, terrorism, and peace have many sides to them. The artist on the tour often vigorously disagree with one another, but succeeding where politicians have failed, we are also united by a vision of respectful co-existence.
Check out the promo video for the tour and help spread the word.