The MUSE

January 5th, 2013
Music-Matisyahu

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Music-Matisyahu

This undated image released by Thirty Tigers shows Hassidic raggae musician Matisyahu. The 33-year-old Matisyahu is far from the one who lived for years in a modest apartment in Crown Heights, the Orthodox Jewish neighborhood in Brooklyn. He’s moved his wife and three sons to Los Angeles, favors pastels over dark suits, ditched the yarmulke, changed his management team, and is self-releasing his music. This month, he releases his fourth studio CD, “Spark Seeker,” a fresh sound produced by Kool Kojak with reggae, hip-hop and electronica layered over Middle Eastern instruments and rhythms. (AP Photo/Thirty Tigers, Mark Squires)

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