Y-Love (Yitz Jordan) is an MC unlike any other. He is a black convert into the Bostener sect of chassidus (the mystical branch of Orthodox Judaism). He is among the most innovative freestylers on the scene, weaving seamless polyglot rhymes in English, Arabic, Yiddish, and Hebrew. Most unique is Y-Love's revival of Aramaic, the ancient language used to discuss Jewish Law. With each word he spits in the tongue of the Talmud, Y-Love breathes new life into Hasidism, and hip-hop, one beat at a time.Check out the mp3's. Via Jewschool.
David Lavon: He's Bad! Via Orthomom.
Steven I. has the details of one wedding I'm glad I didn't book.
How not to promote a new JM release here.
Finally, Chaim writes:
I was hoping you'd post this article. This is from Rolling Stone (their 4th article on him now) and I think it would be great for frum people to read this article. It's not just another article on Matisyahu but it's Matisyahu speaking about what he deals with while maintaining his frumkeit. It also reminds us that this guy is a very recent baal teshuvah and how he found Judaism in Reggae.