Sunday, February 05, 2006

Matiyashu: Hasidic Hip Hop

Someone quite close to me recently attended a concert by Matiyashu the Hasidic Jew Hip Hop/Reggae star.

While not one to normally enjoy Reggae let alone Hip Hop I found Matiyashu's music compelling.

Rather than a life pursuing bling, ho's and and getting high the subject of his music is that life without faith leaves one empty with a void that must be filled.

While I disagree with Matityashu on the question of whether or not The Messiah has come his music speaks to the man of faith in me.

I found particularly moving his songs Exaltation and Lord Raise Me Up from the Live At Stubbs album.

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