Shyne Reveals Collaborations With Matisyahu, No Longer Cursing In Raps

Moses Michael Levi explains that he's adopted a new lifestyle to coincide with his religion.

Having made his conversion to Chasidism known to the Hip Hop community, rapper Shyne has struck up a friendship with fellow musician Matisyahu, performing on stage together last month in Jerusalem. The duo is now recording collaborations to appear on each other’s albums, with Shyne explaining what the companionship means to him.

"I'd say he was someone that I'd be there for anything he needs, and he has expressed the same for me," Shyne told The Jewish Chronicle.

Shyne, who has been living in Israel for the past nine months under the name Moses Michael Levi, also stated that he spends 12 hours a day studying religion. In respect to the Jewish faith, Shyne will no longer swear in his music, forbid female dancers from his shows and music videos and adopt a life of celibacy.

“You know what? You know how much I love women, I'm going to be shomer habris [refrain from all sexual activity unless married] until this record comes out,” he explained.

The formerly incarcerated rapper plans on releasing two albums by the top of 2012. 

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14 Comments

  • B

    You all overlooked the line...."until this record comes out."

  • gangsta

    LOL what a tool. shyne needs to listen to song B.I.B.L.E from GZA.

  • Mr Mogul

    Stop cursing? Shyne, please just stop rapping..

  • kinglio21093

    I respect Shyne's decisions. He's making a good move for himself. BUT, he should just step out of the game. While he turned a new leaf that's for the better for himself, its not for the better of his raps.

  • 4real

    How are ya'll going at a dude for deciding not to have sex, not to curse and is taking a stand for his beliefs? You should be saluting him for not succumbing to the evil in the world today - that can be a hell of a struggle if your not disciplined. I swear ya'll some damn zombie followers trying 2 live the life you see on TV/in the media. Live your life from your own perspective & maybe you won't be so damn judgmental of his.

    • Cage

      Talk to em homie... Let the man do what he feels is best for HIS life.. Even though I can't resist divin off in some strange once in a while, that's just me though

  • SmokeABlunt

    Oh you chamillionaire now?

  • Anonymous

    "I'm progressing in my life. Throwing away all the ignorance and distractions." - Moses Levi "Wow. He fell off." - General Public This isn't about the music business. This is about the state of the world. Shyne is larger than rap. Always has been. Always will be.

  • Jake L Nightstand

    Ayo evrybody dnt need to curse n they raps to get the message of the song out

  • Grand Rebbi

    Hey Steven Horowitz, Shyne coverted to Judaism, adhering to the Chasidic sect. I fiqure a nice jewish boy such as yourself, would be better in explaing that.

  • TweetTweet

    The stuff shyne is trying to do is outside the realm of mainstream/underground/gangsta/and even conscience hiphop. he needs to bow out with whatever grace is left and leave the game.

  • On That Rah Rah

    Eh this nigga Moses Levi buggin, no pussy my nigga??????SMH..........on tha real tho yall, "TELL ME THIS NIGGA DONT LOOK LIKE...VADOOOOOO.....hahahahah...look at him, ....SLIMMMMMMMMMMME!!!!!lmao

  • 1984

    yeah, how do you go from being a Bad Boy to this? This is the definition of falling off. Go away Moses. I can't even call this dude Shyne anymore

  • Anonymous

    yo shyne retire because no one likes anymore weak flow, weak voice and not cursing anymore?????

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