Matisyahu is a reggae singer, rapper, beatboxer, and alternative rock musician.
Known for blending spiritual themes with reggae, rock and hip hop beatboxing sounds, Matisyahu's 2005 single "King Without a Crown" was a Top 40 hit. Matisyahu’s follow up record Youth was nominated for a Grammy. Since 2004, he has released seven studio albums as well as five live albums. Matisyahu’s band features original Stubbs guitarist and longtime staple of the downtown New York improv scene Aaron Dugan, Jason Fraticelli on bass, Jason Lindner on keyboards, and Matt Scarano on drums. Combined, the music and lyrics transcend their parts. At its most basic moments the music now feels alive; an entity unto itself, being born in the moment and evolving each night. No two performances of a song are alike. At its most exultant moments the music becomes full-band improvisation. Lyrics are rearranged on the spot to serve the energy of the jam, no instrumentalist is playing simply to demonstrate individual skill, and Keiper’s percussive mastery finds the subtle cracks within Matisyahu’s beat boxing to propel the music beyond anything it’s ever achieved previously.