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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-09-2006, 08:47 AM Thread Starter
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The Buzz Log - Search Spikes and Trends


Meet Matisyahu
Wednesday March 08, 2006 5:00PM PT

Matisyahu
Although most folks who plastered Bob Marley posters in their college dorms have since moved on to other genres, we've been true fans of reggae for a while. So when we heard a certain up-and-coming reggae artist was getting the big up, bwoy in Search, our ears perked up -- Matisyahu is no typical reggae singer.
Some time after being born Matthew Miller in 1979 and spending his teen years as a Deadhead (and Phish--head?), Matisyahu settled down in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and adopted the Lubavitch Hasidic practices of Judaism. During his religious awakening, Miller also immersed himself in reggae and hip-hop.
Fast-forward to March 2006. With the release of his new album, "Youth," Matisyahu's buzz climbed 71% this week, and the world's only Hasidic reggae singer took center stage in the Buzz, ranking in the top 500 search terms. Two songs from "Youth" also got major play in Search this week: "King Without a Crown" rose up 28%, and the title track, "Youth," grew 190%.
Matisyahu's brand of reggae mixes in beat-boxing, hip-hop and rock styles. Reggae purists may not approve, nor appreciate the fact that Matisyahu will probably never be mistaken for Jamaican, but the energy and positive message of his music seem to be rising to new heights in Search.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-09-2006, 08:53 AM
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I have to admit, his stuff is catchy. More DanceHall than Reggae - but very listenable.

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I have his live at stubbs album. He's surprisingly good. I think he gets more press due to the novelty of a white-hasidic-jew-reggae-hip-hop-pop artist. That being said, I'd much rather listen to him than something crappy like Shaggy. He flows quite well and his patois is convincing.

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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-09-2006, 09:23 AM Thread Starter
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Style vs. substance or, is there substance in spite of the style?

"For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon.' The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Here is a glutton and a drunkard..."

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He's no Billy Ocean but I think he has some staying power

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Style vs. substance or, is there substance in spite of the style?

he has both, but not in the traditional sense. he's not a rastafarian that is for sure, several of his songs have religious overtones but the substance of which is judaism. Its interesting.

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I guess this gets to the question of what is at the core of any musical idiom. What defines the musical genre? Is it lyrics, as in popular music, or is it music within a strict rhythmic and harmonic framework?

"For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon.' The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Here is a glutton and a drunkard..."

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I guess this gets to the question of what is at the core of any musical idiom. What defines the musical genre? Is it lyrics, as in popular music, or is it music within a strict rhythmic and harmonic framework?

In this case I think the rhythm of the lyrics with the actual music. If you listen to his live at stubbs album several of the songs make you immediately think of reggae before the lyrics even start. The same cannot be said of say Sean Paul or Shaggy, sure they both do a jamaican accent and some patois(though shaggy is not jamaican) but their music is decidedly more hiphop.

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Just because of the title and since it's right behind me I'm feeling quite Quadrophonic.

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Just because of the title and since it's right behind me I'm feeling quite Quadrophonic.

I am the sea...

Ahhh

"For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon.' The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Here is a glutton and a drunkard..."

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It's sick how you track on my random bouts of musical insanity.

There is nothing firm, nothing balanced, nothing durable in all the universe. Nothing remains in its original state, each day, each hour, each moment, there is change. Change is the essence of life. Embrace change as you do life. To fight change is to live in the past.
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And to think I once thought those "wasted" years would come to nothing.

"For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon.' The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Here is a glutton and a drunkard..."

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