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Posted: 3/10/2006 5:50:08 AM EDT
he DOES NOT do the best songs from his new album, guess they're holding those for those who buy the album.

http://music.aol.com/videos/sessions/sessions_flash.adp?defaultCovers=548&defaultID=548
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 5:53:49 AM EDT
why is this guy popular?

IMHO, its a faign attempt at reggae. Poor beats, and non-intelligence lyrics.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 5:56:01 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 5:56:54 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 5:58:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By gaspain:
why is this guy popular?

IMHO, its a faign attempt at reggae. Poor beats, and non-intelligence lyrics.



hehehe - his last scrappy live album went gold.

the new one is polished and beautiful I guarantee platinum.

The thing is that each group that likes him likes him for the opposite of the reasons you mentioned.

Reggae-folk like it cause he's not faking anything. He's singing from his soul. IF you didn't call it 'reggae' it would still be awesome reggae.
Music lovers like it cause the beats are actually damn good, and it happens to be a wixked mix of musics - I try and define him somehwere along the lines of Ben Harper meets Rusted Root meets a really cool rabbi.
And people like me like it cause as an orthodox jew his words and themes touch me where no other music can.

Link Posted: 3/10/2006 6:01:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By chapperjoe:
And people like me like it cause as an orthodox jew his words and themes touch me where no other music can.





In your special no no place?

Link Posted: 3/10/2006 6:02:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Red_Beard:

Originally Posted By chapperjoe:
And people like me like it cause as an orthodox jew his words and themes touch me where no other music can.





In your special no no place?




LOL
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 6:08:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Red_Beard:

Originally Posted By chapperjoe:
And people like me like it cause as an orthodox jew his words and themes touch me where no other music can.





In your special no no place?




he touches his wallet?
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 6:08:26 AM EDT
Meh. 2 decent songs on the whole album. He's a flash in the pan. He probably will go platnum, but thats just because he's riding MTV's dick.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 6:26:57 AM EDT
Here are 71 live shows for free.

http://www.archive.org/audio/etreelisting-browse.php?collection=etree&cat=Matisyahu

Not really my thing, but if you like him you should be able to get your fill.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 6:27:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/10/2006 6:28:36 AM EDT by Gravity_Tester]

Originally Posted By gaspain:
why is this guy popular?

IMHO, its a faign feigned attempt at reggae. Poor beats, and non-intelligence unintelligible lyrics.



Is that what you meant?

Link Posted: 3/10/2006 6:27:29 AM EDT
Matisyahu ROCKS.

Tov Meod

That is all.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 6:28:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/10/2006 6:34:39 AM EDT by Headlice]
reggae =

now if he sounded like Billy Idol or Def Leppard.....
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 7:15:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Gravity_Tester:

Originally Posted By gaspain:
why is this guy popular?

IMHO, its a faign feigned attempt at reggae. Poor beats, and non-intelligence unintelligible lyrics.



Is that what you meant?




yea...Ive been awake too long
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 7:16:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By gaspain:

Originally Posted By Gravity_Tester:

Originally Posted By gaspain:
why is this guy popular?

IMHO, its a faign feigned attempt at reggae. Poor beats, and non-intelligence unintelligible lyrics.



Is that what you meant?




yea...Ive been awake too long



It's OK. I'm a Spelling Nazi, and I'm here to help.....
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 10:17:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Gravity_Tester:


It's OK. I'm a Spelling Nazi, and I'm here to help.....



Do you have to drop the N word in a jewish thread?
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 10:25:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Theodore:
Meh. 2 decent songs on the whole album. He's a flash in the pan. He probably will go platnum, but thats just because he's riding MTV's dick.



I do not watch MTV and have never seen his videos. But I have seen him in concert twice and met him after the show. He is making music fron his heart, not riding MTV's dick, and his fans can see that. He will be around for a while.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 10:40:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Jarhead_22:
Not bad for what it is, but a white guy with no accent puts on a Jamaican accent when he sings? Seems like a gimmick to me.



Time will tell if he is just a one shot wonder and novelty, or whether he has any depth.

Sometimes it takes an outsider to a genre to bring it something fresh.

As far as the accent thing goes it not uncommon. Look at all the british rock and rollers who sing with American accents.

The beasties were able to overlap their modern NY jewish boy culture with rap succesfully.

Link Posted: 3/10/2006 10:43:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By five2one:

Originally Posted By Jarhead_22:
Not bad for what it is, but a white guy with no accent puts on a Jamaican accent when he sings? Seems like a gimmick to me.



Time will tell if he is just a one shot wonder and novelty, or whether he has any depth.

Sometimes it takes an outsider to a genre to bring it something fresh.

As far as the accent thing goes it not uncommon. Look at all the british rock and rollers who sing with American accents.

The beasties were able to overlap their modern NY jewish boy culture with rap succesfully.




this is his third album. First one was a college hit and got the frat crowd. Second one was live version of first one and went Gold. novelty?

folks, MTV is the one who jumped on teh bandwagon, he didn't jump on theirs.

The only thing I can say abou thte accent is that a) it works b) it sounds good c) it goes with the music.

You remember the blondie rap song. IT sucked cause she didn't do it in a 'rap' voice.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 10:43:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:

Originally Posted By Theodore:
Meh. 2 decent songs on the whole album. He's a flash in the pan. He probably will go platnum, but thats just because he's riding MTV's dick.



I do not watch MTV and have never seen his videos. But I have seen him in concert twice and met him after the show. He is making music fron his heart, not riding MTV's dick, and his fans can see that. He will be around for a while.




I can agree with that.

I like what music of his I've heard.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 10:53:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Jarhead_22:
Not bad for what it is, but a white guy with no accent puts on a Jamaican accent when he sings? Seems like a gimmick to me.






"Informer"

[CHORUS:]
Informer
You know say daddy me snow me-a (gonna) blame
A licky boom-boom down
'Tective man he say, say Daddy Me Snow me stab someone down the lane
A licky boom-boom down

Police-a them-a they come and-a they blow down me door
One him come crawl through through my window
So they put me in the back the car at the station
From that point on I reach my destination
Well the destination reached in down-a East detention
Where they whip down me pants look up me bottom

[CHORUS]

Bigger they are they think they have more power
There on the phone me say that on hour
Me for want to use it once and-a me call me lover
Lover who me callin'-a the one Tammy
And me love her in my heart down to my belly-a
Yes say Daddy Me Snow me I feel cool and deadly
Yes the one MC Shan and the one Daddy Snow
Together we-a love 'em(?) as a tornado

[CHORUS]

Listen to me ya better listen for me now
Listen to me ya better listen for me now
When-a me rock-a the microphone, me rock on steady-a
Yes-a Daddy Me Snow me are the article don
But the in an a-out (?) a dance an they say, "Where ya come from?"
People them say I come from Jamaica
But me born and raised (in the ghetto) I want ya to know-a
Pure black people man thats all I man know
Yeah me shoes are-a tear up an-a my toes used to show-a
Where me-a born in-a the one Toronto

[CHORUS]

Come with a nice young lady
Intelligent, yes she gentle and irie
Everywhere me go me never lef' her at all-ie
Yes-a Daddy Snow me are the roam dance man-a
Roam between-a dancin' in-a in-a nation-a
You never know say Daddy Me Snow me are the boom shakata
Me never lay-a down flat in-a one cardboard box-a
Yes-a Daddy Me Snow me-a go reachin' out da top

[CHORUS]

Why would he? [repeat]

[MC Shan:]

Me sittin round cool with my jiggy jiggy girl
Police knock my door, lick up my pal
Rough me up and I cant do a thing
Pick up my line when my telephone ring
Take me to the station, black up my hands
Trail me down 'cause I'm hangin with the Snowman
What an I gonna do, I'm backed and I'm trapped
Smack me in my face, took all of my gap
They have no clues and they wanna get warmer
But Shan won't turn informer


Link Posted: 3/10/2006 11:05:44 AM EDT
OMG I always wondered what snow was saying. Informer RULED!
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 11:46:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By chapperjoe:
OMG I always wondered what snow was saying. Informer RULED!



I always got this far....A licky boom-boom down.

That was pretty much it.
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