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Shyne Talks Religion and Living In Jerusalem

Former Bad Boy artist and ex-con Shyne has a new leash on life.

After serving nearly 10 years in prison, the rapper was released in 2009, signed a new deal with Def Jam that didn’t start off so well and was deported to Belize.

Nowadays, Shyne who once made a living rhyming about sex, drugs and murder has decided to leave those lyrics in the past.

According to reports by TheJC.com state:

For the past nine months, the 32-year-old rapper has been living in Jerusalem under the name Moses Michael Levi and spending 12 hours a day studying religion with Chasidim from the Belz sect.

He is planning a world tour and the release of two albums by early 2012 but promises that the lyrics will be clean, and his shows, like forthcoming videos, will be without female dancers in deference to Jewish modesty laws.

“While some people might call it a religious epiphany and say ‘he found God’, I say no, I’m just smart,”  told The JC.

Shyne, who found relationship while in prison, and moved to Jerusalem as a way to get closer to God, also talked about his current views on women and sex.

The JC states:

He says that he had asked for divine help in bringing the world his debut album in which he sings about “Beyotches walkin’ topless with G-strings”.

In return, he promised to adopt a lifestyle alien to the world portrayed in his music – one without any sexual activity whatsoever.

In 2000, as his trial loomed and he feared that the album, Shyne, would be shelved due to negative publicity, he declared to God: “You know what? You know how much I love women, I’m going to be shomer habris [refrain from all sexual activity unless married] until this record comes out.”

Read more about Shyne’s new identity here.

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