I vaguely remember the shooting incident but here I was, sitting five feet from the famous rapper and the soon-to-be good-will ambassador for Belize and Israel:
He's Jewish. Learns with Belze Rabbis.
And that's a Free Jonathan Pollard T-shirt he's wearing:-
World tour starting in late January, two albums to be released April and hopefully, a pardon so he can enter the US again.
From my notes:
...it's a miracle...I'm moving forward...transformation is what my move to Israel is...the country is the land of my soul...where my sould resides...religion is about connection...it's about doing good, ethics...[on Pollard] how long must he be in? unfair. how long before you consider he has made atonement. when do we forgive? I identify with his situation...my life has been divine orchestration...I identify with Moses as one who was in Pharoah's house, figuratively...hip-hop is true soul music, reble music...I try to learn sometimes as much as 12 hours a day...I'm working for the poor and the disenfranchised...I don't look for validation from Rabbis...I help with the Belz outreach of Lev Yisrael...I think most Israelis care for the Arabs/Palestinians and I hope I can help even though I know that Israel does what he needs to in order to prevent terror...with Belize I want to share a dream with a country...
Bonus, a short video clip:
One last thing: Have you gotten a chance to speak to Shyne?
I haven’t spoken to him. He had reached out to me. I haven’t connected with him. I spoke to him before he got out.
He's in Israel now.
Yeah. I heard he’s doing pretty good. I think he’s almost a rabbi or something.