Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Jerusalaam Come by Juice Aleem, download iTunes now.

Do you already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Jerusalaam Come

Open iTunes to preview, buy and download music.

Album Review

The military uniform, the fez, the scimitar — one look at the cover photo and you know this is not going to be an album about rolling deep at the club. And you're right: Juice Aleem's sound is sharp, spare, funky, and frequently dubwise, his inflections frequently reggae-inflected, his flow calm and self-possessed, and his lyrics unapologetically didactic. Those familiar with the tropes will also recognize that the brand of didacticism he favors is basically along the lines of Five-Percent Nation doctrine: lots of references to the Mothership, criticisms of Asians and homosexuals, warnings about the dangers of pork, etc. Let's leave aside for now the question of why and whether hip-hop bigotry should be given a free pass, and focus instead on the music, which is something of a wonder: "The Fallen (Gen. 15:13)" is built on a slow and dignified rhythm and a reggae bassline, both of which contrast nicely with Aleem's spitting flow; "KunteKinteTarrDiss" is unsettled, strange, and deeply funky; "Blues Block Party" is explicitly reggae-flavored and one of the strongest tracks on the album; "Church of Rock" leavens standard-issue homophobia with a cool, herky-jerky rhythm. Now let's pick up the bigotry question again: is standard-issue homophobia OK when it's leavened with a cool, herky-jerky rhythm? And although the protagonist in "The Killer's Tears" is clearly ambivalent about his activities as a murderer of infidels, it's less clear whether Aleem himself shares that ambivalence. (That sword and military uniform only deepen one's concern.) Then there's "Shut the **** Up," which is just plain unconstructive. One might give him full points for the music, but it's questionable whether Aleem's lyrics really ought to be given a free pass.


Born: Birmingham, England

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '00s

Birmingham, England, MC Juice Aleem got his start as one-half of hip-hop experimentalists New Flesh (with Toastie Taylor). With this pedigree and his defiant staccato delivery somewhere between Pharoahe Monch and Dizzee Rascal, and a lyrical style that excels both inside and round about the beat, it was little surprise that his solo debut, 2009's Jerusalaam Come, would ravenously gather up critical praise. Mixing...
Full bio

Top Albums and Songs by Juice Aleem

Jerusalaam Come, Juice Aleem
View in iTunes

Customer Ratings

We have not received enough ratings to display an average for this album.