Saturday, February 05, 2011

Stubbs Revisited

Matisyahu hit the scene roughly six years ago with Shake of the Dust...Arise, but he made his big splash with his live performance from Texas titled Live at Stubbs. At the time, I'm sure that many thought that a Hasidic rapper was a one trick pony, and would come and go faster than you can say one-hit-wonder. Well, six years and six albums later he's still in the game, and just this week released Live at Stubbs Vol. II, both in audio as well as video format.

Far from growing stale, Matisyahu has proven to be an artist with staying power, one whose craft has developed and grown. This second volume from Stubbs, much like the first, is an excellent vehicle to deliver that to listeners. It features tracks from throughout his career. Listen and watch one of the tracks from it here:

In addition to the Standard CD version, there is a DVD version with documentary footage, and a Deluxe Edition (which includes both the CD and DVD as well as a 40 page photo booklet), all of which are available from Matisyahu's official website. You can download one of the tracks from the album below.

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