Kosher Hip-Hop Beef: Jewish Rapper, Matisyahu Says ‘Drake’s Aight, But He’s Not Real’

- By Bossip Staff

A Jewish rapper decides to diss Drake, guess it was just a matter of time.

Forget the war of words between 50 Cent and Dr. Dre, and even Lil’ Kim and Nicki Minaj — a new rap feud is about to begin between Jewish musicians Drake and Matisyahu.

In a new interview with TMZ, reggae rapper Matisyahu disses Drake as not being true to his roots.

“He’s Jewish, but he’s not representing Judaism,” says the artist formerly known as Matthew Paul Miller.

“He happens to be Jewish, just like Bob Dylan happens to be Jewish, just like anyone happens to be Jewish. What I’m doing is really tapping into my roots and culture and trying to blend that with mainstream society and culture. So his being Jewish is just a byproduct, really. He’s not representing that.”

Drake, born Aubrey Drake Graham, might disagree. The son of an African American father and a Jewish mother, he was raised in the heavily Jewish Forest Hill section of Toronto, went to a Jewish day school, and even had a bar mitzvah.

Today, he wears a diamond-studded Chai, a symbol of the Jewish word for life, and has his mother pressuring him to marry “a nice Jewish girl,” according to Heeb magazine.

While it appears Matisyahu may not be down with Drake’s Jewishness, he does admit that he admires his talent.

“Drake is pretty good, man. He’s got his thing but it’s different than what I do. It’s a different type of thing. As an MC, he’s got me,” he told TMZ. But he adds, “He doesn’t have the reggae thing that I’ve got.”

C’mon now guys, lets have a slice of Callah and some matzoh ball soup and work this thing out. L’Chaim!

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  • REAL REAL TALK

    WELL IAMA KEEP IT REAL HE MAY NOT CAN BEAT DRAKE BUT HIS PEOPLE SURE CAN BUY HIS WAY INTO THE SPOT LIGHT?????

    REAL REAL TALK

  • WithAllHonesty

    @Yoli
    I agree.

  • Ty

    Matisyahu isnt a new rapper, he’s been out for while way longer than Drake has been. I actually love his songs but his songs do make reference to his jewish faith ALOT! But he’s a different kind of artist. Just becuz Drake doesnt make references to his jewish roots in his music doesnt make him any more or less a jew that Matisyahu. One’s faith is in their heart & thats what REALLY matters.

  • toonmili

    I agree with what Matis is saying and generally speaking I like his music more than Drake’s. Everything that Drake does sounds the same to be.When I heard Matis my mind was blown. So orginal and you can tell that he has a lot of faith and he believes what he is singing. It’s not popular to sing religious music and sing about faith but he sticks his neck out there and does it anyway.

    Drake is just another rapper in my opinion. Not orginal… even within his own songs. You listen to one drake song you hear all.

  • quinn

    i’ve NEVER understood what the big deal is about drake. i want to like him, but i just don’t. there’s so much hype but i don’t think he delivers anything unique or interesting to the hip hop game.

    • cruel to bad people

      lol he just aight to me.

  • Skoopes

    I am too part Jewish, so because I don’t “acknowledge” that part of me in “PUBLIC”,am I foul too? This is redundent.

  • IGNORANCE IS BLISS

    When did Judaism become a race?

    • Boomboomroom

      Since Europeans took it over and stole the identity from the true Jews the Lemba people of South Africa. The Lemba traveled to Ethiopia 2500 years ago and taught the Ethiopians which called themselves the Fulasha.

  • ni99as are stupid

    there is no such thing as krakka jew. that white boy is not a jew. drake is more of a jew than him.

    • Boomboomroom

      HOTEP!! Exactly and since the record/entertainment industry is “ran by” Jews this fake Jew can say anything he wants about Drake. Since it is Jews signing Drake’s checks. Drake can only sit back and keep his mouth shut.

  • blahblah

    most jews are racists, why is he rapping? why is he trying to appropriate the black culture? this mattiwhatever dude needs to go sit down somewhere and sing (not rap) about how they keep bombing innocent people in Palestine…

    • Boomboomroom

      Exactly but Jews have no problems exploiting Black people and raping our communities. Now they are trying to “steal” a form of music in an industry in which THEY OWN!! I guess they feel that since they own the record/entertainment industry they should be able to “steal” the music of which “rights” they already own.

    • thesaneone

      u sound like an idiot.

  • Boomboomroom

    Where is Illuminate the Truth? I’m sure he can educate us more on this matter.

  • I'm ze true silver hare

    Before I even read this article, i just have to say I love Matishyahu, his music inspires me. Ok now I’m off to read.

  • Boomboomroom

    Bytch STFU ain’t nobody going to have a baby with your chimp looking azz.

  • Kalifa

    @BoomBoomRoom you are one of the most ignorant racist person I have ever met. You sound like a girl at my school. I told her I was having a mixed baby with my jewish bf and she got mad. I don’t understand why that upset her. I didn’t care tho she was nothing but a jealous black bytch who can’t get a jewish guy to like her!!!

  • September Luv

    Matisyahu aka Matthew Miller is a reggae artist not a rapper. “King without a Crown” is my JOINT!!!
    Matis: “I sing to my God songs of love and healing”
    Drake: “Good weed, white wine….”
    There is a difference!

  • Ladoodle

    I thought Jews stuck together. Whatever happened to that Jewish network? no anti-semi

    • Boomboomroom

      Yeah they usually do esp when they are screwing over nuccas. Anyway, this is a “fake” Jew. The real Jews are the Lemba people of South Africa. Not this Kraka.

  • Tee

    What 1st century CE Rabbi Eliezer Hyrcanus had to say concerning Shem, and by extension Israel.

    “Shem was especially blessed black and beautiful. Ham was blessed black like the raven, and Japheth was blessed white all over.”from Pirke de Ribbi Eli`ezer pereq 24.

  • Tee

    So yes, Drake (through us father) is probably more of a Israelite/”jew” than Matisyahu. Though Matisyahu can serve the Most High as all men can, being an Israelite is by blood and blood alone. The question is, is one a law-abiding Israelite or a rebel (one who does not keep Torah).

  • Laura

    NICE NEWS !
    My friend Vanessa, a 25 yrs lady, has announced her wedding with a m’illionaire young man Ronald who is the CEO of a MNC. It’s amazing, she said she just posted her profile on a m’illionaire d’ating s’ite called ———-RichMatchmaker. ℃○M——– – and received his chat invitations a few days later. Then, everything went so well that I can’t believe it’s true! Every love story will unfold on it’s own..——-
    So yes, Drake (through us father) is probably more of a Israelite/”jew” than Matisyahu. Though Matisyahu can serve the Most High as all men can, being an Israelite is by blood and blood alone. The question is, is one a law-abiding Israelite or a rebel (one who does not keep Torah).

  • white male

    I went to Israel once and their were european looking jews, arab looking jews, I even saw black/african looking jews. I had a great trip and I highly recommend going, especially if you go on a Christian tour.

    • severine

      Y’all don’t listen to white male, he’s an idiot. I went to Israel and no joke that was the most racist country I’ve ever visited, and I’ve been to many. Israelis didn’t even bother to hide their racism, they looked openly annoyed when I’d walk into their shops. And this was in Jerusalem!

    • white male

      you sound like you are lying severine;
      its the most racist country ever because of the way people were looking at you? really? Their were 3 black people on my tour and they all loved Israel. Were you dressed like a thug or something?

  • DON KING

    His mother is a typical jewish lady. She don’t want her son giving you negroes his money. She want him to find a nice jewish girl to marry and keep the money in their community. Now if he cheats and screws a few negroes and spix on the side, so be it. LOL “Baby you my every thing..” LMAO Yall hoes ate it up like popeyes. he he

    • JaZzIe91

      dead

  • JESUS WALKED ON WATER, CHUCK NORRIS WALKED ON JESUS

    @ Boomboomroom

    WILL YOU PLEASE SHUT YOUR DUMB, REATARDED, OUT OF DATE, SAD, DEPRESSING, BROKEN RECORD A%% UP?!!! WHY I EVEN WASTE MY TIME WITH YOU I DONT KNOW, MAYBE ITS BECAUSE TALKING DOWN TO SOMEONE AS INCUMPETENT AND AS PATHETIC AS YOU MAKES ME FEEL BETTER, BUT PEOPLE LIKE YOU REALLY NEED TO JUST GO CRAWL INTO A CAVE SOMEWHERE AND JUST DIE. YOU THINK YOU’RE BETTER THAN EVERYONE ELSE AND YOURE REALLY JUST A PIECE OF SH#T.

  • daresay - the son of the soil

    “Black people are on the “road” to extinction”

    lol..Really? Not as long as Nigeria is alive. Maybe the Blacks in America are on the road to extinction…not “Black People” @Boomboomroom

  • Cece

    People who are calling themselves jewish are not these are zionist. I have to laugh at these people satans seed study your history khazars.

  • Lisa

    Drake is half black. Him bieng black is more important that being Jewish so who cares what this funny looking dude says.

  • d.

    ITo me Drake seems to be unauthentic, I just don’t feel him.

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