Love life like yourself ?!?!?

Shyne becomes charedi
November 23, 2010, 11:25 am
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B.B.C.: Among the multitude of Orthodox Jewish men praying at the Western Wall, one stands out for a number of reasons.

He was born in Central America to an African migrant mother and rose to become one of the biggest rap artists in the United States.

Shyne, as millions of rap fans know him, has also just served nine years in prison for firearms offences, where he rediscovered his Jewish heritage and says he’s a reformed man. I met up with him in the Holy City.

Dressed in the smart black outfit of an ultra-orthodox Jew, with a distinctive white kippa or skull-cap, he cuts a cool figure walking through the streets of Jerusalem’s Old City.

But for Moshe Ben David this journey is not about style or statements – it is about connecting with Jewish roots which, he says, have always been there.
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