Hip-Hop and Homosexuality
@Cocoa_Goddess72 DM’ed me on Twitter with a link to this Slate article which is a very interesting read. Personally, I am pretty stupid when it comes to hip-hop and rap, and in general really struggle with it, except for the dancing! I could sit and watch dancers hip-hop forever in total amazement. But the music, the lyrics? I struggle. Even in the struggle, I’ve had a certain appreciation for the way rap is a “new” use of poetry in a radical role, subversive to the status quo and attacking back against the White Upper Class that oppresses black youth. Or at least I think it could be that, except that from the outside, the misongynist and homophobic lyrics seem to have become their own status quo. but here comes a Slate article that can help me better grasp this idea of “no homo.” I encourage you to chech it out and read it all, even if you aren’t too sure about it. I think there is a lot going on and some really awesome ideas in there.
But I want to leave you with this video clip of lesbian hip-hop performers God-des and She: