Yaron Charnes is singer, songwriter and rapper from Chicago, Illinois who creates idealistic raps inspired by religion, psychology, and Tikkun Olam.
A graduate of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Yaron is currently living in Israel and working on a Tikkun Olam rap project that aims to bring life to ideals from Judaism and the rest of the world in a way that is inspiring and that engages youth and adults alike. Doing so, he believes, is the greatest thing that we can be doing at this particular place and time, and is ultimately the realization of the biblical prophecy of being a ‘light unto the nations’.
The current album in production is titled, “Sound Values Vol. 1: the Light of Zion,” and there is a plan to make a follow up album to that. There is also an idea to make an album on the Holocaust, taking people on an adventure through it, retelling the most important lessons to learn from it, and doing so in a way that is relevant and real to this generation.
With so many big ideas, it is important to engage and inspire other artists, get them thinking, and create collaborations that bring about the highest good that they can do with their art as well.