Video: Shyne Interview w/ CNN

The music, he says, is informed by his Jewish faith, but listeners should not be expecting religious rhymes.

“I am not rapping about Kadish or Shabbat shalom – that’s not the music I make,” Levi says, referring the Jewish prayer for the dead and the Hebrew Sabbath greeting.

While he’s ditching the vulgar language of earlier recordings, his music still has not lost its edge, he says.

“It’s really just a change in direction – the anger is still there, you dig? The outrage is sill there at the profanity and obscenity of poverty.”

His lyrical focus now, he says, is much more political than it was in the past.

“I am still angry that people are suffering in Palestine, the people who aren’t terrorists. I am angry (Israeli soldier) Gilad Shalit is captive right now the way I was in captivity – but it’s just a different way to channel that anger.”

Link: Bad boy rapper Shyne goes kosher [CNN]

Related: Rapper Finds Order in Orthodox Judaism in Israel [NYT]


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5 Responses to “Video: Shyne Interview w/ CNN”

  1. Bama Says:

    Curren$y ft Dom Kennedy “Real Estate”>>>>>>>

  2. thekid10705 Says:

    Shyne is awful! Word!

  3. pg-dc Says:

    Incredible transformation and transition. He seems well versed in his beliefs and this is definitely an avenue that few/no rappers have thread

  4. AFGun Says:

    FUK SHYNE
    FUK ISREAL!!!

  5. Jewtino Says:

    FUCK BAD SPELLING.
    FUCK YOU.

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