A cadre of New York hip-hop stars are taking a break from the studio in the name of lox, pastrami, and bagels. Solo rapper Despot and Run the Jewels rapper/producer El-P are two of the investors behind Frankel's, a new Jewish deli situated at the border of Greenpiont and Williamsburg—and from the looks of things, they're doing it right.

opening Saturday. BK. proud to be involved.

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In addition to El-P and Despot, another one of Frankel's owners is Alex Frankel, a member of Brooklyn duo Holy Ghost! Along with his brother Zach, Frankel described the new deli to the NY Times as a means of "paying homage to Barney Greengrass, Murray's, and Russ & Daughters."

First We Feast reports that Frankel's is serving classic "Recession Specials" of two hot dogs and a can of soda, while the restaurant's main menu was designed by chef Ashley Berman and boasts chopped liver, matzo ball soup, and old-style brisket. "The food is jewlicious," Despot wrote in a post to Instagram.

It's certainly fun that New York's hip-hop crowd is investing in a new take on classics like latkes, pastrami and smoked fish. It seems yesterday's opening was a hit—if Action Bronson approves, Frankel's must be on the right track.

My deli is open. My friends stopped by. This guy gave it the thumbs up.

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Frankel's is located at 631 Manhattan Ave (and Bedford) in Brooklyn