Matisyahu Reveals a Clean-Shaven Face, Says “No More Chassidic Reggae Superstar”

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A lot of us make some drastic changes when we get ready to start a new year…but [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Matisyahu[/lastfm] has come forth with a shocking change of his own, and some big news about the future of his career.

This morning, Matisyahu posted a couple of pictures to Twitter showing that he had shaved off the beard that is customary for Hasidic Jewish men. He followed that up with a blog post that seems to announce that after a decade as a purely religious musician, he will now be embarking on a more personal journey of his own.

Matisyahu will be at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, December 28th, for the last of his “Festival of Light” shows, and it takes place just hours after the end of Hanukkah. Might that be when he makes an on-stage announcement about his future?

Read his full blog post and check out the pictures he Tweeted. What do you think of his statement and this new direction he says he’s taking? Let us know in the comment section below.

In the meantime…check out the video for his new Hanukkah song, “Miracle.”

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