Known for blending traditional Jewish themes with reggae and rock sounds, Matisyahu was most recognizable for being a member ofChabad-Lubavitch, a chassidic group of Judaism, buthas recently left Chabad-Lubavitch and is now just a main-stream Chassid, but is looking into the Breslov Chassidic sect. As such, Matisyahu stands out for wearing the traditional clothing of Hasidic Jews and not performing on the Sabbath. Since 2004, he has released two studio albums as well as one live album, two remixCDs and one DVD featuring a live concert, and a number of interviews. Through his short career, Matisyahu has teamed up with some of the biggest names in reggae production including Bill Laswell and duo Sly & Robbie.
Since his debut, Matisyahu has received positive reviews from both rock and reggae outlets. Most recently, he was named "Top Reggae Artist"; of 2006 by Billboard.