Shyne Gives Up Sex and Cursing; Teams With Jewish Rapper Matisyahu
(AllHipHop News) Jewish rapper Shyne is working on two albums for 2012, including one that will feature collaborations with fellow Orthodox Jew, Matisyahu.
Shyne and Matisyahu both follow a sect of Judaism known as Chasidism.
Because of their common bond with religion, the two men have become very close since Shyne has taken up residency in Israel, after converting to Judaism shortly after an 8-year bid for his role in a shootout with Sean “Diddy” Combs and Jennifer Lopez, in 1999.
“I’d say he was someone that I’d be there for anything he needs, and he has expressed the same for me,” Matisyahu told The Jewish Chronicle.
Shyne, who recently bought a house in Israel and is planning to live there at least a few months out of each year, also revealed that his music will reflect his newfound love for Judaism.
His new album will be free of profanity, while his videos will no longer feature scantily clad women.
“You know what? You know how much I love women, I’m going to be shomer habris [abstain from sex until marriage] until this record comes out,” Shyne told The Jewish Chronicle.
The first of his two albums will be titled Messiah, while the second album will be a cautionary album titled Gangland, to warn fans about the pitfalls of street life.
No release date was available for either record at press time. Shyne is also planning a world tour.