Aviad Cohen

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Aviad Cohen
Birth name Aviad Cohen
Born (1975-03-11) March 11, 1975 (age 40)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Origin Brooklyn, New York, United States
Genres Christian, Messianic, Techno, Instrumental
Occupation(s) Singer/Songwriter
Years active 2003–present
Labels Hebrew Homie Entertainment
Website aviadcohen.com

Aviad Cohen (born March 11, 1975 in Tel Aviv, Israel and raised in Brooklyn, New York[1]) is an American singer and songwriter. He started to believe in Yeshua (Jesus) the Jewish Messiah in 2004. Before that, he performed under the moniker "50 Shekel".[2]


Aviad Cohen was born in Isreal to parents of both Jewish/Persian and Polish decent, his family left in 1977 to live in the United States. Cohen was raised both in Brooklyn (NY) and Teaneck (NY).[3]

Cohen began his recording career under the moniker "50 shekel", inspired by 50 cent.[3]


  • Hooked On The Truth (2006)
  • Fire Starter (2008)
  • Forgiven (2010)
  • Scripturesonics Vol. 1 (2011)


  1. ^ Nadrich, Garett R. (February 23, 2004). "50 Shekel". Retrieved May 16, 2012. 
  2. ^ The Artist Formerly Known as 50 Shekel By Hannah Goodwyn CBN.com Producer (undated), accessed 28 August 2008
  3. ^ a b "One-on-One With Jewish Rapper 50 Shekel". Fox News. Retrieved 17 March 2015. 

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