Yes, I know that as an observant Orthodox Jew Matisyahu does not celebrate Easter.
But as I explored his music on Internet Archive, I ran across a couple of fun items:
1) In the song WP (White Plains) Matisyahu takes a jab at an old friend, but the internet lyrics sites missed out on it. They quote:
"I'll never forget running through the hall with all y'all rebelsWell, I'm not so sure. I think Matisyahu is more evocative with that last line. He remembers a specific announcement. Listen to this and see if you can decipher the real lyric.
Roaming through the high land, young bucks invincible
Echoes in my brain, if kids report to the principle"
Hint: Stanley Who?
2) Not exactly an Easter Egg in terms of being hidden, but certainly an Easter Egg in terms of surprises. Jerusalem began as a very prototypical Hasidic hip-hop tune (if there is such a thing). But somewhere in March, the band brought the song back in a very different form.
Sounds more Dublin than Brooklyn to me. And you've got to love the Matthew Wilder tribute in the middle of the song. I'm guessing this is just the start of the surprises that Matisyahu and Roots Tonic have in store for us...
posted by Mike at 10:01 PM