Some background on 'Akdamus" from Y-Love:
a) I took the letters from the paytan's name from the word Yitzchak on down (putting one's name into song is a segulah)
b) The words are all about the redemption, and end with the words "on high, He is G-d, the first and the last, he desired and wanted us, and gave us the Torah!" which is the ultimate point of a Jew's existence...
During a time when some Jews refrain from listening to live music - famous Orthodox rapper Y-Love and beatbox superstar Yuri Lane (who has over 9 millions hits on youtube) create all their music non-instrumentally. The album is an all vocal hip-hop record with over seven tracks to correspond to the seven weeks of the Sefira (Passover-Shavuot). The album is amazingly musical and innovative, with a bangin intro and an outro that will make it hard to believe that Yuri Lane’s mouth wasn’t being produced by Timbaland.
released January 2, 2008
Y-Love - vocals
Yuri Lane - beat box
produced by Diwon