American rapper and activist
Matisyahu is the Hebrew and stage name of the American musician Matthew Paul Miller, who is notable for his unusual musical style that incorporate the elements of hip-hop and reggae with lyrics that are influenced by his Jewish beliefs. His career consists of five studio albums: Shake Off the Dust... Arise (2004), Youth (2006), Light (2009), Spark Seeker (2012), and Akeda (2014). His more known singles include "King Without a Crown", "One Day", “Sunshine”, and “Confidence”.
“Matisyahu” isn’t his official Hebrew name given after the circumcision ceremony; it’s actually the Yiddish name "Feivish Hershel", which his family forgot after the ceremony. He adopted the name “Matisyahu” at school due to the people’s assumed connection with his first name, and he stuck with it even after finding out his true name.
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Matisyahu is a famous American rapper and activist, who was born on June 30, 1979. As a person born on this date, Matisyahu is listed in our database as the 6th most popular celebrity for the day (June 30) and the 58th most popular for the year (1979).
People born on June 30 fall under the Zodiac sign of Cancer, the Crab. Matisyahu is the 248th most popular Cancer.
Aside from information specific to Matisyahu's birthday, Matisyahu is the 1932nd most famous American and ranks 2nd in famous people born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S.
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