Matisyahu's "Festival of Light”

Matisyahu's "Festival of Light”

Matisyahu first made a name for himself with his album Live at Stubbs, and Youth quickly followed. Both albums subsequently went Gold and Youth was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album. 2009¹s Light reached #1 on the Reggae Albums chart and stayed in the top spot for 34 weeks. His fourth studio album, Spark Seeker, also debuted at #1 on the Reggae chart, marked his relocation from Brooklyn to Los Angeles and found him working with Dr. Luke protégé KoOoL Kojak.
Akeda (out June 3rd), Matisyahu's fifth studio, was recorded in Brooklyn¹s Studio G and produced by Dub Trio¹s Stu Brooks. The material for the album was written both in Matisyahu¹s Los Angeles home and while on tour. Matisyahu states, ³This record and period of my life deal with madness, listening for and following the inner intuitive voice, a small still sound. This record deals with love, with feelings of brokenness and humility, with humanity, struggle, and sacrifice.²

Kosha Dillz is the new kid on the scene with a long history. After touring as a guest with Matisyahu for 8 years, he continued to rise to the ranks winning hot 97 rap battles, getting his own playable character in NBA 2k11/2k13 and even recording with hip hop mastermind the Rza. To top it all off, he hit the road with Snoop Dogg in Europe and licensed his song "cellular phone" to #1 rated Superbowl commercial by USA Today.

His latest album, "Awkward in a Good Way" features his broad span of taste from underground hip hop vet Murs to legendary rap queen Gangsta Boo of 3 6 Mafia. Tying his interesting collabos into his Jewish heritage and rhymes in Hebrew Spanish and English, you will be sure to engage in a live show that is different from all others. With various song topics covering the dark background of jails, addiction and depression, Kosha has managed to persevere through it all in a form that is much different from the usual. It's no wonder Matisyahu hand picked him out of the pack to open for this years Festival of Lights.



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