November 10, 2004

Matisyahu: Hasidic Reggae

Matthew Miller was your typical American teen a disaffected stoner with a taste for Phish and Bob Marley who was drifting along aimlessly until he discovered G-d during a sojourn in Colorado and went on to embrace the strict lifestyle of Hasidic Judaism (and change his name to Matisyahu) But he never lost his Marley-inspired love for reggae, and has since turned it into a medium for expressing his Orthodox beliefs.
Recently, he released an album of his Hasidic reggae called Shake Off The Dust. Streamed mp3s from it are available from his website. (via Metafilter)

Posted by Warren at November 10, 2004 12:38 AM | Reggae