hetty hasidic rapper/ reggae artists. born matthew miller in upstate NY. used to be a huge pot head, but turned straight edge. after a visit to israel, turned more religious and tried to show his friends, but they only cared about getting fucked up. back in the day, he used to be a huge phish head; his favorite song is harry hood. dropped out of high school to go on tour with trey and the boys. performed at bonnaroo with Trey. popular albums are the great live at stubb's and youth (meh).
by Gratefulumphish703 April 30, 2008
Matisyahu is a badass jew, prolly the greatest jew evar!
Horst dosen`t like Matisyahu because he`s a silly nazi.
by Avtomat Kalashnikova October 24, 2007
A Jewish Reggae rapper formerly known as Matthew Miller.

He is a former trouble maker turned Haisidic Jew.

He is also known for his great beatboxing skills.

by C_Dub January 6, 2006
A jewish reggae musician/rapper from Whiteplains, New York.
Matisyahu rocked the house in the Jimmy Kimmel show.
by J. Rizal January 18, 2005
The Matisyahu Effect is when a person of a ethnic minority becomes successful in a genre of music that is not "typical" to they're ethnic background. Most of the time the artist will only be mediocre, but because of their step into a new genre, they are immediatly popular.
The Matisyahu Effect would be responsible for the popularity of...

A black guy playing guitar like Jack Johnson

A chinese girl playing piano like Alisha Keyes

A Jew rapping

A Hindu techno writer named "DJ Krishna"

by MattCotton June 16, 2006