Hasidic Reggae

Yes Virginia, it’s true. Take a look at this site, just to read comments like this:

“He can really rip,” agrees hip-hop producer and bassist Yossi Fine (David Bowie, Me’Shell Ndege-Ocello), who is himself part Israeli and Afro-Jamaican Jew. “He’s extremely fierce, jumping around the stage. The only difference between him and a Jamaican rapper is that he takes the lyrics from the Bible instead of from Rasta. He changes ‘Jah’ to ‘Hashem’ [Hebrew for God].”

I intend to buy an album. Seems very cool.

Also, here.

One thought on “Hasidic Reggae

  1. reggae is jewish music and rasta fari is one of the lost tribes of israel. hashem is the holy name. the jewish bible the tora is where rastas and matisjahu get there inspiration from. it is not a new thing at all.

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