Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The Tribe Has More Than Just Klezmer!

They also have hip-hop! Orthodox Jewish rap and reggae star Matisyahu spent the first night of Hannukah rocking the East Village under the light of a large, mirrored, rotating dreidel. He has more shows planned this week in the East Village and in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. How cool is that?

When Matisyahu first hit the scene a couple of years ago, Bill Maher joked that he should form a Jewish rap super-group along with his fellow Jewish rap singers "My Son, the Doctor Dre" and "Fifty Cent, But For You, Forty-Five." I'm still eagerly waiting for this to happen.

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