Matisyahu ft. Akon - One Day

Posted 6 years ago
The Smeezingtons

In 2006 Matisyahu enjoyed an unlikely turn in the national spotlight – after all it’s not every day an orthodox Jewish rapper/singer/beatboxer with a distinctly reggae style gets played on MTV – but in the three years since his breakthrough album Youth he hasn’t exactly been a household name. Undaunted, he’s now re-releasing new versions of some past songs, starting with the Akon assisted One Day. A track that absolutely floats thanks to some lighter-than-air production from The Smeezingtons (whose name still makes me chuckle) One Day is a deeply inspirational track that Matisyahu fills with the sound of his distinctive voice and spiritual lyrics while Akon does his best Wyclef impression and tries to shift his focus from (not) disrespecting women to advocating for world peace, a difficult transition he accomplishes. If One Day has you lifted be sure to check out the updated re-release of Matisyahu’s last/new album Light, available in stores and online now.

Matisyahu Akon Reggae Dancehall

Written by
Posted 6 years ago
Get The PLUG app by DJBooth and get the best hip-hop writing and news delivered daily.

More from Matisyahu

Featured Video

Hip Hop News

D.R.A.M. “Big Baby D.R.A.M.” 1 Listen Album Review

D.R.A.M.'s debut album isn't flawless but it's full of fun, love and joy. Read More
Posted one day ago by Yoh

“Rick Grimes is Dead,” According to Murs’ Latest Video

The veteran emcee capitalizes off of the most popular TV show in the country with a zombie-filled quickstrike release. Read More
Posted one day ago by Brent Bradley

Joe Budden’s “Rage & The Machine” is a Reminder He’s a Great Emcee

On his latest album, Budden displays the lyrical and conceptual skills that made fans love him in the first place. Read More
Posted one day ago by Brent Bradley

Nas’ Album Isn’t Done Yet, But You Should Be Excited About It

Jay Z’s long-time A&R and the guy who signed Kanye is working on Nas’ new album—and that’s good news for everyone. Read More
Posted about 2 days ago by Andy James

Chance The Rapper Releases “How Great” Video, But It’s Not That Great

The video serves as a reminder that no artist is perfect, and everyone has the occasional misfire. Read More
Posted 2 days ago by Brent Bradley

Get to Know TDE’s Lance Skiiiwalker & The True Meaning Behind “Introverted Intuition”

Lance Skiiiwalker is no longer TDE's John Doe, but an artist with a bold creative vision. Read More
Posted 2 days ago by Yoh
Sample Text - Sample Link




Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.