Mazeltov: Shyne is Jewish.
I’m kinda not surprised by this. Remember Shyne, the rapper who did time in the big house for Diddy? Yea, he’s the one that shot fire at that infamous nightclub incident back when Diddy was with J-Lo. Well, as former Diva of the Week Nadia says, he’s gone from “Jail to Jerusalem.” Shyne is now Moses Levi, an Orthodox Jew preparing for a musical comeback. He also studies with rabbis during the day. He’s what the man himself has to say about combining hip-hop with Judaism:
“There’s nothing in the Chumash that says I can’t drive a Lamborghini,” and “nothing in the Halacha about driving the cars I like, about the lifestyle I live.”
According to the New York Times, “Mr. Levi speaks in the style of the urban streets but combines his slang with Yiddish-accented Hebrew words and references to the “Chumash” (the bound version of the Torah, pronounced khoo-MASH) and “Halacha” (Jewish law, pronounced ha-la-KHAH).”
I’m very interested to see how his music will sound in the future.