"Crossover success." "The soundtrack to social progression." Undeniably one of the decade's most dynamic artists -- Y-LOVE. Y-Love (Yitz Jordan) has made a name for himself as a hip-hop artist, multicultural educator, conflict resolver, fashionista, activist for social change, and political pundit -- all in six short years.
Yitz Jordan (Y-Love) is an award-winning inspirational hip-hop artist whose compelling personality and multilingual musical talents have received worldwide acclaim from New York to Ukraine. An Orthodox Jew for ten years, Yitz's unique perspectives on Jewish identity and cross-cultural relations have captivated minds at schools, theatres, and various houses of worship worldwide. His unique musical style, blending holy tongues such as ancient Aramaic and Hebrew, Arabic, Yiddish and Latin over ethnic and futuristic urban beats, was called the "soundtrack to social progression" by URB Magazine, and XXL Magazine said that Y-Love "is making hip-hop kosher." Students of all ages worldwide have been enthralled by Y-Love’s interesting takes on Jewish text, social justice, and music appreciation since 2006, when Y-Love began speaking after the release of his first mixtape. Y-Love engages students to the point that one administrator from Sydney Australia’s Kesser Torah College was driven to remark, “Y-Love just accomplished in forty minutes what would take us (the administration) forty years.”
Before Shyne became religious and Drake started making hip hop, Y-Love took the world by storm blending Kabbalah and Talmud in Aramaic at clubs in New York. He went on to gain worldwide praise with his first album This is Babylon which propelled him to appearances from BBC World TV to Late Night with Conan O'Brien. The world’s first black "Jewish MC", Y-Love has featured his compelling perspective in hundreds of publications, including USA Today, XXL Magazine, The Australian and Italy's La Repubblica.
Today, Y-Love also speaks on topics as varied as his musical styles. In addition to learning with students in his own novel Scriptural learning style, blending hiphop with ancient text and language, some of his recent workshops have included:
The future of hip-hop is Y-LOVE, and the future sounds beautiful.
From Baltimore to Brooklyn/From Tragedy to Triumph
Hip-hop and Social Progression
Politics & Torah
Bible Text Study / Torah in Modern Music
If it's Hebrew is it Jewish?
Torah & Social Equality
Judaism and Racial Identity
Holiday and Lifecycle
Introducing Y-Love Video Reel
Charter for Compassion: Yitz Jordan, USA
Y-Love on BBC WORLD TV
Y-Love, Diwon & DeScribe on CBS
Jewish Hip Hop Artist - Educator - Activist Speaker Reel
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