Mazel Tov: Matisyahu tweets birth of new son

Matisyahu

Matisyahu

Chasidic Jewish rapper Matisyahu has announced the birth of his third child.

The musician, famous for hits including Jerusalem and King Without a Crown, revealed the news on Twitter.

He wrote: "Tonight on the birthday of the rebbe, I was blessed with a baby boy."

He was referring to the spiritual leader of the Chasidic movement.

The Grammy-nominated star, born Matthew Miller into a non-religious Jewish family, lives in Crown Heights in New York. His wife, a Jewish educator, is called Tahlia.

Last updated: 2:41pm, April 15 2011