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July 16, 2012 1:13 pm

With No Razor, Matisyahu Turned to Supercuts

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Musical star Matisyahu ended his hassidic days in an Upper West Side Supercuts chain-store, according to a Huffington Post interview with the Jewish reggae artist.

The decision to de-beard in a Supercuts barbershop came because Matisyahu, who had not shaved in over ten years in accordance with Lubavitch custom, did not own a razor. Matisyahu’s clean shaven face, which he tweeted in December with the lyrics “At the break of day I look for you at sunrise/When the tide comes in I lose my disguise,” sent waves through the Orthodox community he then belonged to, and led to a further reinvention, last month, in which he took off his yarmulka, no longer identifying himself as Orthodox.

Matisyahu’s new album “Spark-Seeker”, which comes out tomorrow, has seen considerable hype because of the changes in the singer’s life. Though no longer orthodox, Matisyahu sees himself as Jewish, and his new album is meant as an artist’s reflection on his continuing spiritual journey.

“I think that things grow and people move in different directions,” said Matisyahu to the Huffington Post. “I’m just continuing and trying just to make the decisions that feel right and go after, intuitively, the things that I know to be right.”

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  • Nathan

    I’m sorry to say, Matisyahu used the Orthodox community to launch his career with a twist – Hassidic reggae singer. After he finished using them, he dump them, letting down thousands of kids that looked up to him. He’s a loser self-promoting imbacile who doesn’t care who he leaves in his wake.

    • Aaron

      Not true. In the music industry everyone needs somethings special about them. You can’t be generic. If what you say is true then his popularity would have gone down. It has not.

      • His popularity has gone down… (See his drastic decline in youtube views) His Hassidic gimmick got him far more exposure .. See Mr Miller is a Berkeleyite like
        Myself… I know how he thinks… Lets face it a one love marleyesque character is a lot more believable as a Hassidic Jew then some clean cut Beverly 90210 looking white boy… Lol… He used them and bailed out.. I’m sure he’s convinced himself that it’s just “evolution” .. Funny how it can after he made his millions…