George Rucka (born: January 27, 1987), better known online as ItsRucka, or Rucka Rucka Ali, is an Israeli-American parodist, rapper, radio personality, singer, comedian, satirist and internet celebrity most noted for his song parodies on YouTube, which often employs ethnic and racial stereotypes.
He has been labeled one of the most successful artists to come out of social media. Rucka has released seven independent studio albums, four of which charted in the Billboard Top Comedy Albums.
Most of Rucka Rucka Ali's musical content pertains to parodies containing lyrics for shock value, often including ethnic stereotypes. His videos and YouTube channels are frequently removed (since he started creating music videos he has had 17 YouTube channels deleted for terms of service violations), but are reuploaded by his fans, who call themselves "Rucka's Nuckas". His active YouTube channels have over a million subcribers between them. The subject matter of at least two of his songs is his fellow youtubers. He's written a comedic tribute song to Sargon of Akkad as well as a song attacking Philip DeFranco.
- DJ Not Nice (Asian)
- Seymour Schwartz (Jewish)
- Toby Queef (white American redneck)
Early Life and Career
Rucka Rucka Ali was born in Jerusalem, Israel into an Orthodox Jewish family environment, though he said he has moved away from this growing up.
Rucka Rucka Ali's singing career started on MySpace in 2006, when he released his first single "I Heart Crack", where he developed one of his first alter egos, "DJ Not Nice". Rucka often wrote controversial comments on popular videos on MySpace, which whilst also boosted his popularity, cause his account to get deleted in February 2008, for breaking their anti spam policy.
On September 11, 2008, Rucka released his debut album, "Straight Outta West B", containing songs previously published on MySpace.
When not working on his music, Rucka was an intern on Hot 102.7 WHTD's "Serchlite Saturdays", hosted by MC Serch. This partnership lead to Rucka playing his music on air and promoting his music videos on their YouTube account before it got suspended. Rucka decided to publish his videos independently since.
Rucka Rucka Ali ran a podcast from 2011 to 2012 called "Rucka's Late Night Power Hour" before starting "The Rucka Nucka Podcast" which is still continued to this date.
- 1 million subscribers: August 24, 2018.