Y-Love in the Daily News
Tale of tragedy and triumph for a struggling Hasidic rap star
BY SIMONE WEICHSELBAUM
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
“He dodged bullets on a streetcorner. He watched his mother die from a cocaine addiction. But Flatbush’s Yitzchak (Y-Love) Jordan is more Hasidic than ‘hood.
New York’s only known black ultra-Orthodox Jewish rapper left his native Baltimore at 21 for Brooklyn, converting to a religion that drew him into a far different world.
Jordan, now 29, travels the globe rhyming his views – as a black man and a Jew.
“The entire way I look at the world is a fusion between Baltimore and Brooklyn,” said Jordan last week, finishing a performance at the Knitting Factory in Tribeca.
read the rest by clicking here – nydailynews.com