The hip hop community is well aware of Shyne converting to Chasidism. He has lived in Isreal under the name Michael Levi for the past nine months. He spends 12 hours day studying religion. Shyne says he will no longer swear in his music and will not allow female dancers in his shows and music videos. He also has adopted a life of celibacy.
“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.”
Shyne plans on releasing two albums by the top of 2012.