well i never lsitened
but hes a jew
does he talk about selassie?
this paragraph is stupid
And there are more layers to Matisyahu's act. Musically speaking, Jewish reggae is not such a far-fetched idea; as many critics have pointed out, the plaintive minor-key melodies for which Jewish liturgical music (and Hasidic folksongs) are renowned are also staples of reggae. What's more, Matisyahu's appropriation of Jamaican music is really no more brazen than Rastafarians' appropriation of Jewish religious tropes. If a Caribbean islander can plunder Jewish scripture and call himself a lost tribesman of Israel, why can't a Jew sing a song to a one-drop beat in a phony patois? Lubavitcher Hasidim even have their very own Hallie Selassie-like demigod, the late Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson, who many Lubavitchers regard as Moshiach himself.
i mean, culture is always plundering and referencing and being stupid and confused
is voudon plundering what they remember from benin and congo , the templasr, free masons and kaballah and amerindian stuff or is it just a progression/transformation, reinterpretation or amalgamation?
i know the jewish stuff came from a vacuum packed package shipped from yah and this is why the author says those things
also white reggae bands would be wise to study african music if they want to play reggae
vanilla ice was dope man, he sounded like big daddy kane or something!
i heard it in a club the other day and was surprised by how dope it was
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