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Matisyahu Doesn’t Like Sacramento Media

This is what I gather from his interview with a Sacramento reporter who the Hasidic Ini Kamoze didn’t really seem to like.  Since Matisyahu is too busy cultivating his flourishing Disney association, the word count of the combined questions and … Read More

By / April 30, 2010

This is what I gather from his interview with a Sacramento reporter who the Hasidic Ini Kamoze didn’t really seem to like.  Since Matisyahu is too busy cultivating his flourishing Disney association, the word count of the combined questions and answers of the interview numbered below 250, so we figured we could repost it here:

Have you ever been to Sacramento?

No. I’ve been to Frisco. … That’s kinda close to Sacramento, right?

Yeah. Are you looking forward to seeing any of the sights here or anything like that?

What is there to see in Sacramento? Tell me.

Well, we are the capital of California. Tom Hanks went to school here, and we have nice rivers.

That’s great, I love rivers. I have rivers in Oregon. I don’t need to go to Sacramento for that. Do you guys swim in it?

I personally don’t, but, yeah, some people do.

So it’s a river to look at?

We also have the oldest synagogue west of the Mississippi. That’s pretty cool, right?

I guess you’ll have to tell me more about it.

Well, it’s called B’nai Israel, and it’s the oldest syna-

No! No! Not now. Next question, next question.

Is it harder to bust rhymes in Yiddish or English?

I speak English. I sing in English. Everything is done in English. I don’t rap.

But in some of your songs, there are Yidd-

I don’t bust rhymes, I sing. And I only have Yiddish rhymes in four of my songs.

Ever meet the Beastie Boys?

Mike D did a remix of my song "King Without a Crown," and I met them at Sundance and a few other places.

So I hear you were a Phish fan.

(Hangs up.)

Dissssssssed.