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  • Self-Love for Y-Love

    By Danielle Berrin

    May 23, 2012 | 12:25 pm

    Self-actualization can be such a drag.

    Just ask the African-American “ex-Chasidic” rapper Yitz Jordan, known to fans as Y-Love, whose religious journey clashed with his human journey when routine bouts of racism and homophobia dented his dignity.

    One time, while praying at the...

  • Y-Love, black Jewish rapper, comes out as gay

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 15, 2012 | 4:44 pm

    Yitz Jordan’s identity as a black Orthodox Jewish rapper was already a bit complicated. Jordan, known as Y-Love has struggled with his public image for years—and today in an interview published by Out magazine Y-Love revealed that he is gay.

    An excerpt:

    “I’ve never been...

  • Orthodox rapper Y-Love reveals he’s gay

    By JewishJournal

    May 15, 2012 | 11:02 am

    Orthodox Jewish rapper Y-Love has announced that he is gay.

    The rapper, who records with the Jewish label Shemspeed, made the announcement in an Out magazine article published Tuesday.

    “I feel like I’ve wasted years of my life worrying that it would alienate the community I...