NEW YORK — New York City-based Hasidic reggae superstar Matisyahu is on a new religious path, but it is unclear which one. Matisyahu shaved off his beard and posted his bare-faced photos Tuesday on Twitter, and says on his website that he once felt the need for religious rules so he would not fall apart.
Now he says he's reclaiming himself. But it is unclear whether he is leaving Orthodoxy. He says he still goes to synagogue each day.
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His spokeswoman said he was not giving interviews.
Matisyahu was a musical curiosity who became a mainstream star after his 2004 debut, "Shake Off The Dust ... Arise." He sported the bushy beard, flat-brimmed black hat, black pants and white shirt worn by Hasidic men. His biggest single, "King Without a Crown," was a crossover hit.
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