Matisyahu to turn on the Light April 21

It's been a long three years with the absence of enigmatic and genre bending Matisyahu. Since his 2006 Grammy-nominated Youth dropped, the Hasidic-Jew-turned-reggae-star has taken his time crafting Light, his newest album set to be released by Epic on April 21.

The album features several current reggae mainstays (effectively countering the fact that he was a Pennsylvania-born Reconstructionist Jew) including Freddie McGregor, Stephen McGregor and reggae rhythm section Sly & Robbie.

Matisyahu just finished up a two-month tour in support of his Shattered EP. Plans for more tour dates are in the works, and will be announced soon.

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