Matthew or Matisyahu Paul Miller is a Jewish vocalist, beatboxer, and alternative rock musician from the United States. To date, he has released a variety of studio and live recordings.
Matisyahu was born on June 30, 1979, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but grew up in White Plains, New York, where his family eventually relocated. He was raised in an Orthodox Jewish home and had his early education in a Hebrew school. However, as he grew older, he grew disillusioned with his beliefs and began to rebel against the traditional laws he was compelled to obey. He was sent to White Plains Senior High School for his higher schooling, but he was shortly suspended for allegedly possessing drugs. He became addicted to drugs while pursuing his dream of being a rock star.He was able to overcome his addiction and focus on his job after attending a couple drug rehabilitation clinics. Matisyahu, now an adult, began to feel a newfound sense of zeal for his faith and began attending Jewish spirituality workshops.
Matisyahu’s first album, “Shake Off the Dust.Arise,” was published in 2004 in conjunction with Dub Records. Trey Anastasio, an American vocalist and member of the “Phish” band, requested Matisyahu to perform at the 2005 Bonnaroo Music Festival. His second and third albums, “Live at Stubb’s” and “Youth,” were released in 2006, respectively. He was invited back to the 2006 Bonnaroo Music Festival, although this time as a single set performer rather than a guest. He appeared in the documentary film “Unsettled,” directed by Adam Hootnick, in 2007. He reappeared in another documentary, “Call + Response,” in 2008. He released his next album, “Light,” on August 25, 2009.He delivered poetry and performed music at the University of Central Florida on November 3, 2010. His next CD, “Live at Stubb’s, Vol. 2,” was released on February 1, 2011. He debuted the solo track of his previous hit “Sunshine” on May 8, 2012. This song was included in his next album, “Spark Seeker,” which was subsequently published on July 7, 2012. On June 3, 2014, he released “Akede,” a stripped-down soundtrack. Due to his political tendency towards the Palestinian state, his live show performance at the “Rototom Sunsplash” reggae festival (Spain) was cancelled on August 17, 2015.This sparked widespread outrage and condemnation. The incident was criticized by the Spanish government two days later, so the festival organizers apologized to Matisyahu and asked him back to play on August 19. Matisyahu released a digital EP titled “Release the Bound” on November 18, 2016, which featured five fresh new tracks. He released his sixth album, “Undercurrent,” in May of 2007. His song “One Day” was featured in the film “Dream Big” in February 2018.
Matisyahu was once interviewed by Tahila, a film student at New York University, for a documentary about men-women relationships. Soon after, the workplace relationship blossomed into a romantic one, and J and the couple married in August 2004. Shalom, Laivy, and Menachem Mendel, their three children, were born to them together. However, the pair split in 2012. Matisyahu is also the father of a daughter named Sasha Lillian with Toma Danley, whom he met in 1997 while attending a drug and alcohol rehabilitation programme in Bend, Oregon.While on tour in May 2017, he met and fell in love with an 18-year-old girl called Talia Dressler. Matisyahu and Talia are now living together but have not yet married.
Matisyahu, who was born on June 30, 1979, is 42 years old as of today, January 28, 2022. He stands 1.93 meters tall and weighs 70 kilograms.
Matisyahu’s net worth is $15 million as of January 2022. He has amassed this enormous fortune via the different music albums and EPs that he releases each year. He also makes a lot of money from his live performances. Matisyahu’s vast riches has provided him with a very comfortable and opulent lifestyle, which he enjoys. Matisyahu is well-known for his suffocating demeanor. When he realized that the religious writings he was being obliged to follow were nothing more than orthodox beliefs, he rebelled against them, despite harsh condemnation from his peers. His show in Spain was cancelled again in 2015 because he adhered to a particular political perspective and refused to support others.The event was cancelled, and he had to face a few protesters when performing on the invitation, but he never limped and stuck to his beliefs. His gigs and albums have always been well-received by the public, notwithstanding a few controversies.