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Old 09-26-2005, 08:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Matisyahu (Merged)

Hasidic Reggae? Hasidic Reggae. In the crowded New York reggae scene, Matisyahu literally stands out like no other. Beyond his versatile voice which ranges from sweet and fluid, to rough and rugged, he's a very unexpected face; standing over six feet tall, wearing the traditional garb of a Hasidic male. With his long beard and black hat, this 24-yr-old lyricist, MC, and beatboxer is a singular performer, whose power, poetry, and skills combine the sounds of Bob Marley and Shlomo Carlebach, yet remaining wholly original. SHAKE OFF THE DUST...ARISE, Matisyahu’s new album out Oct. 12 on JDub Records, presents this remarkable performer as a a new cultural fusion, integrating the power of reggae music into his life in Crown Heights as he lives and studies Jewish texts among Brooklyn's Lubavitch community.

Matisyahu did not grow up an observant Jew; he spent his youth as a seeker, and jumped from one experience to another. After much struggle and determination, he found Hasidic Judaism, and put it all into his music. He transformed himself from a lost teenager searching for meaning to a young man immersed in Jewish study. And while it might sound like kitsch, Matisyahu is 100% real, conscious dancehall reggae.

Here's some links if you want to check out some of his music:
Nevermind, I'm not allowed to post links yet? Lmao.. I'll post them when i can

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Old 02-03-2006, 12:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Any Matisyahu fans

Matisyahu has a new Cd coming out called "Youth", and i know the King with out a Crown single, but how is that live at Stubb's CD?? Is it worth buying the whole thing?? I'm just not sure, can some one let me know what they think? thanks
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Old 02-17-2006, 12:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
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the stubb's cd is really good, but I haven't heard his Youth album yet.
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Old 03-02-2006, 03:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I think the stubb's cd is a lot better then the non live album. Its a good buy
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Old 03-04-2006, 01:57 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I just got Youth. It is pretty good. My only problem with Matisyahu is that he keeps milking King Without A Crown. So far he has 2 studio versions of it, and a live version. Cool it. Was there really a need to put a whole new version on Youth? But all in all its good.
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Old 03-06-2006, 03:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I just got the Live at Stubbs' CD recently too, and I thought it was pretty good. Good mix of dub and 70's style roots in how the band plays, and Matis has an awesome voice.
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Old 03-10-2006, 02:49 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I'm a fan. He's coming here on the 13th cant wait!!

For anyone who hasnt seen him... I present to you King Without A Crown! By Matisyahu
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Old 03-23-2006, 04:22 AM   #8 (permalink)
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There is so much better out there even coming out today than Matisyahu

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Old 04-04-2006, 03:48 PM   #9 (permalink)
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love the band, nobody's heard of them around me tho grrrrrrrrr

but beat boxin' is my favorite song, i have no idea what cd thatcame off of, it's a live song tho.
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Old 04-12-2006, 10:55 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I was actually quite impressed by him. Who'd of thunk that a Jewish guy from New York would be the next big thing in Reggae?
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