Born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA. Released his first album in 2004, and has been performing and recording ever since for fans all around the world. His artistic style combines reggae, rock, and rap, and is inspired by Hassidic music (primarily by Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach). His lyrics contain many references to elements and issues within Judaism. Matisyahu is known for his unusual combination of Orthodox Jewish belief and popular music.
For further reading about Matisyahu and the Hasidic Reggae phenomenon, click here.
For biography on Matisyahu's official website, click here.
Matisyahu performing his song, "King Without a Crown."