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Matisyahu, 2012
Background information
Birth nameMatthew Paul Miller
Also known asMatisyahu, MC Truth
Born (1979-06-30) June 30, 1979 (age 43)
West Chester, Pennsylvania, US
GenresReggae, reggae fusion, alternative rock, hip hop
Occupation(s)Singer, rapper, activist
InstrumentsVocals, beatboxing
Years active2000–present

Matthew Paul Miller (born June 30, 1979), better known by his name and stage name Matisyahu, is a Jewish-American singer. He combines elements of reggae, rap, beatbox, alternative rock and Hasidic themes in his music.

Early and personal life[change | change source]

Matisyahu was born in Pennsylvania, but grew up in White Plains, New York. He was raised in a reconstructionist Jewish home. In his teenage years, he began to rebel and started to take drugs; later on he began a journey of self-exploration.

Matisyahu married his first wife, Tahlia, in August 2004, and they have three sons. In 2014 the couple divorced. In 2019 he got married again. He has stated that he is vegan.

Career[change | change source]

Matisyahu's most famous songs are "King Without a Crown", "Jerusalem", and "One Day". He has collaborated with Akon, The Crystal Method, and Infected Mushroom.[1]

Since 2004, he has released 5 studio albums, as well as 2 live albums, 2 remix albums, and 2 DVDs with live concerts.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Matisyahu - music videos, on his official YouTube channel
  2. May, Jake (December 10, 2020). "Matisyahu: Shining in the Darkness". Jambands. Retrieved February 15, 2021.
  3. Weekes, Julia Ann (December 26, 2019). "Saturday at Tupelo: Reggae artist Matisyahu on life, religion and 'catastrophic epiphanies'". Retrieved February 15, 2021.