A Rapper and a Hassid

Shyne says that the guns and cars in his new music videos don't contradict his life as a Hassidic Jew.

By BENJAMIN SPIER
January 13, 2011 16:36

 
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Meet the double life of Shyne, who’s traded in his oversized basketball shirts and backward baseball cap for high, white socks and a big black kippa – at least if it’s on Shabbat or the Torah-reading days, Monday and Thursday.

Shyne's third and fourth studio albums will debut in April, his first official release since being freed from prison in 2009. He said the music was recorded before he moved to Jerusalem last August and became a Hassid.

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“I dress both ways. But on Shabbat? Absolutely. Mondays and Thursdays? Absolutely. But Tuesdays, Wednesdays? I have some leeway,” Shyne told The Jerusalem Post.

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