Shyne is collaborating with another Orthodox Jewish artist: Matisyahu. Not only that, but the two have forged a solid friendship.

"I'd say he was someone that I'd be there for anything he needs, and he has expressed the same for me," Shyne told The Jewish Chronicle.

The former Bad Boy recording artist also informed the JC that he and Matisyahu will be collaborating on recordings and are likely to make guest appearances on each other’s albums.

Shyne has been living in Jerusalem under the name Moses Michael Levi, but visited Israel for the first time last year. – Mark Lelinwalla