Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Orthodox Jewish Rap:
DeScribe and Y-Love and the Sounds of "Change"

--fashion + travel + music--

For millions of Jews around the world this week it is a celebration of the holiday Passover. Passover, otherwise known as Pesach, begins on the 15th day of the Jewish month of Nissan. It is the first of the three major festivals with both historical and agricultural significance (the other two are Shavu'ot and Sukkot). Agriculturally, it represents the beginning of the harvest season in Israel, but little attention is paid to this aspect of the holiday. The primary observances of Pesach are related to the Exodus from Egypt after generations of slavery. Happy Pesach to our Jewish friends and family.

In honor of the holiday we wanted to introduce the amazing work of two orthodox Jewish rappers who shatter the stereotypes of what orthodoxy looks, and sounds like. Fusing social and spiritual lyrics with contemporary beats, Y-Love and DeScribe symbolize the cultural fusion of today's world. Here is their song "Change" from the label Modular Moods (and Shemspeed).

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