The good influence of Matisyahu
Here is a post I saw on epic records Matisyahu forum, I have no idea if it's real but I can believe it:
I have always been a big time partier, but I often would push it too far. I did alot of drugs throughout highschool but once I went to college I began abusing Heroin. About a year ago I saw Matisyahu perform at All Good Music fest. Being a reggae fan I instantly became amased at the awesome sound of Matisyahu. I soon became a huge fan and I love the music and the lyrics. After listening and reading the lyrics I realised that Matisyahu is all about living a pure sober life while walking the path of righteousness. I connected to Matisyahu unlike I have ever connected to any other music. I knew I had to quit doing the horrible drug known as heroin. Listening to Matisyahu sing about the rewards of being clean and pure was like having an older brother slap the urge to do dope right out of my skull. I checked myself into rehab at the Caron institute in Reading Pa, and today I have 60 days clean. I love my life now and I feel that I owe it to Matisyahu. Thanx M!(link)
Now, as I said, I have no idea if this guy's story is real, but, I do think Matisyahu has got a positive influence on people. It's like a rapper raps about shooting cops and some people would feel the urge to go and shoot a cop, besides the cop shooting thing :-)
As I have said before, Matisyahu's lyrics are about being true to yourself, being good and feeling good. This is why many people (including myslef) have positive thoughts when listening to Matisyahu and reading his lyrics.
So, be good ....