Nissim Black
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Orthodox rapper Nissim Black confirmed Tuesday night that he has been hospitalized with the coronavirus, but denied reports that he was in critical condition.

"Thanks for all the tefillos [prayers -ed.] everybody. I am currently getting oxygen and meds in the Hospital and I AM NOT in critical condition. Still need tefillos for a speedy recovery. Thank you all," Black wrote on Twitter in response to reports about his condition.

Nissim Black made his first impression nationally in 2008 as D.Black, on producer Jake One’s label, White Van Music, with the song “God Like.”

As D.Black he teetered on the verge of becoming a household name in the underground music scene, but he knew something was missing, and the man who would become Nissim eventually found himself in the midst of a spiritual crisis after a friend of his was killed in a shootout in 2008.

After a two-year hiatus and converting to Orthodox Judaism, Nissim dropped his former moniker and adopted a new name. He began a new journey - in his own words “to make music that inspires and elevates this world to the world of spirituality and Divine purpose.”

Black, along with his family, made aliyah to Jerusalem in 2016.