New York Loses One of Its More Interesting Dudes


At least Yoseph Robinson, who was killed last night in a robbery in Brooklyn, managed to use the short time he had on earth to live a couple of different lives: At 12, “he exchanged his slower-paced life of mango-picking, fresh water fishing, and swimming for an Americanized one filled with stylized clothes, girls, and worries about being cool enough,” according to the biography on his website. At 23, he gave up “a successful stint in the underground drug world” and the record label he had founded, in favor of becoming an Orthodox Jew who prayed three times a day. “Funny how a man’s journey can take him some strange places,” the 34-year-old says in this video. “I’m happy for the transition and the changes I have made. When I was bad I was bad, and now, I’m not perfect, but I’m doing okay, I’m somewhat good-ish.”