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Friday, March 03, 2006

More Jewish Celebrity Tidbits

This is a odd little bit of news (scroll down for 2nd item):
Jailed rapper Shyne is legally changing his name to Moses Michael Leviy - and he's taking out a classified ad in The Post tomorrow to make it official. Shyne, who hopes to get out of Clinton Correctional Facility upstate next year, was born Jamaal Michael Barrow in 1978. The Belize-born rhymer converted to Judaism while locked up and now claims to be descended from Ethiopian Jews. Shyne was sentenced to 10 years for his role in a 1999 shooting at Times Square nightspot Club NY that left three people wounded. His former mentor, Sean "Diddy" Combs, and Combs' then-girlfriend, Jennifer Lopez, fled the scene after the wild melee, but only Shyne got sent to the slammer.
I wonder how the kosher meals are over at Clinton Correctional Facility. And you think this is one of those prisons that has a daily minyan? Well, anyhow, Shyne - er, Moses - can now officially join the ranks of the Jewish and not-quite-as-Jewish celebrities in the news.

Update: In a weird coincidence, I just checked my inbox for the first time in a few days and found this link from Must Gum Addict.

4 Comments:

Blogger Krum as a bagel said...

I wonder how the kosher meals are over at Clinton Correctional Facility.

Lol. That's probably why he's converting.

3:36 PM  
Blogger Balabusta in Blue Jeans said...

If he's from Belize, I assume any Jewish ancestors are more likely to be Sephardim than Ethiopian. But what the heck, I try not to argue too much with people about their ancestors.

11:23 AM  
Blogger Shtender said...

On a related note:

http://hayom.blogspot.com/2006/03/check-out-rappi-not-typo.html

9:39 AM  
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2:05 AM  

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