Shyne and a Rebbe share in common a want to free Gilad Shalit!
Midnight Rabbi – Public
Shyne singing for Gilad Shalit and Justice for Jonathan Pollard freedom with Matisyahu, 2011.
Also my Rebbe on Rosh Hashanah in the new year before blowing the shofar said “the importance of praying for Gilad Shalit our holy people to be truly free! Especially during the shofar blows”, and now through charity bring there freedom!
Intersting quote i just found on JC newspaper “In 2000, as his trial loomed and he feared that the album, Shyne, would be shelved due to negative publicity, he declared to God: “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.”As he talks, there is a sense that while he has left behind the gangsta lifestyle that characterised his teenage years, spent partly with his mother and partly in care, he relates to God in the same way he related to his allies on the streets – with a you-watch-my-back-I’ll-watch-yours understanding. As far as he is concerned, he became religious in prison and as a result, rather than finding he was a disgraced former star upon his release, he found the music world ready to take him back. He considers it a “miracle reward” for his spirituality that Def Jam Recordings signed him, and thinks that he needs to carry on being observant to ensure continued success. “Everything I hold today is pragmatic. Everything I’ve done on a basic level of Judaism got me so far – wouldn’t it make sense to do even more because I want more?” he says.How will Shyne’s new identity play itself out in his music? His new raps, which he previewed during our interview, are thoughtful and emotive, many of them predictably about his feelings during his conviction and prison stint. He looks back on his debut album as reflecting a lifetime of “pain and anger”, his second album, Godfather Buried Alive, as “a little more intellectual and a little more sophisticated, explaining why I’m angry”, and thinks that his two forthcoming albums, Messiah and Gangland de-glamorise gangster life. But he stresses: “I don’t make preachy records.”He will not make religion a dominant theme in his lyrics, but he expects some Jerusalem experiences to creep in and his Chasidic attire to become a familiar sight on stage.”There’s a girl by the name of Lady Gaga and she’s the number one pop artist in the world and she wears outfits that are stitched together with meat,” he says, reasoning that if her fans are OK with her unusual look, his fans will be OK with his.
Our prayers and wants for unified good become reality!
Singalong enjoy my latest songs- enjoy some tunes po<-!