Shyne Studying Torah in Jerusalem

(AllHipHop News) Rapper Shyne has revealed he is leaving his past filled with "misogyny," behind and is no longer steeped in the Hip-Hop music that made him famous.

The rapper, who is equally well known for his involvement in the Diddy and J. Lo nightclub shootout 12 years ago, is leaving his past behind.

“I don’t even want to be a rapper,” Levi said in the interview with Time Magazine's online publication Global Spin. “I don’t listen to that music. I’m a musician. I’d rather be like Bob Marley or Leonard Cohen, one of those guys.”

These days Shyne, who now goes by Moshe Levi, spends his days studying the Torah, has rapped at fundraisers for terror victims and the Israeli military.

He's even rapped about solar power at the opening of an alternative energy plant in the Israeli desert.

"Totally philosophical and sophisticated,” he told Global Spin. “No misogyny. None of that deranged stuff I used to be into”

In addition, Moshe Levi has hopes of developing a youth center in Belize and among other things, a college tour in the United States, given he is granted approval from the State Department.

In related news, Shyne recently made headlines for his collaborative song "Miracle," performed with fellow Judiac Hip-Hop artist Matisyahu, who recently cut his signature beard.

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