Matisyahu is one of the craziest artists I’ve seen but I really dig his music, especially the song above, Youth. He’s a Hasidic reggae hip hop artist and his music is really funky and cool. I think the closest thing to this would be Christian rock as he’s clearly singing about his God, who in many respects is the same as my God. But then again most reggae is about God isn’t it? It’s just a different God. I’ve read some people find it odd that a Jew is singing reggae music but it’s really infectious so it doesn’t bother me. Still, I’m not Jamaican so I don’t know if I was if it would bother me. Simply Red seemed to do it okay but I think they were Jamaican. Not much different than Eminem singing hip hop music or Eric Clapton doing the Blues. At least to me anyway.
I think the thing I like most about him is he wasn’t afraid to take a leap and do what he wanted and didn’t listen to others telling him that his idea was stupid. Artists of all kinds can take a lesson here for sure!
I know I can.
Either way, religious or not, he’s got funk and soul baby!