Openly Gay Rapper

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  1. Serina
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    So there's an openly gay rapper.

    Considering how the general public tends to respond to homosexuality, I applaud the man for being so open - especially since the hip-hop community, as far as I know, can be one of the harshest when it comes to accepting things that are "different than usual," if you know what I'm saying.

    http://www.thelocoworld.com/2011/06/flame-...-free-download/

    The music on the mixtape isn't bad. I had to completely delete one of the songs (the one that samples fireflies) because it was just way unprofessional. He could have produced a few of the songs better, too. But in general, I enjoyed it.

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  2. DigitalDeviant

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    meh. I could care less about his preferences...does this somehow affect his music? If he's a good rapper then that should not be relevant, I think there may be more rappers who are gay but are afraid of being stigmatized.
     
  3. machomuu

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    Not really, I don't see the difference in a gay rapper and a straight rapper. It's nothing to be ashamed of and it's nothing to be looked down on for.

    Besides, the only thing one should be ashamed of when they're rapping is the fact that they're rapping, no higher shame than that...
     
  4. Serina
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    I'm not trying to define him by his homosexuality or anything - in a world like this, I just think it's worth noting.

    The day that it will be considered totally irrelevant will be a good one indeed.
     
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    That will be the same day that racism is as well.
     
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    That's great that he's open about it, but really how is his music?
     
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    there are several gay rappers. at gay pride there is always gay and lesbian rappers on stage. there is also a really hardcore one but i don't listen to hip hop so can't tell you any of their names. one i heard once sounded like gansta rap but the lyrics were explicitly gay.
     
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    I anticipate his cover of "Baby Got Back".

    But seriously, there's plenty of LGBT musicians, rap's just a shitty group to be in.
     
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    Actually, 2 episodes of the Boondocks called "The Story of Gangstalicious" actually do an in-depth yet slightly subtle look on the subject.
     
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    I got that thuggin' loooove.
     
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    Subtle? And I was just about to post that. Beat me to it.
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    Everyone's got a shtick. These days the gay shtick is used to stand out so everyone can say how wonderful and brave this person is but in reality it's all for PR. He's using the gay thing to make a buck.
     
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    I was under the impression every rapper was openly gay.
     
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    My thoughts exactly.

    And also politically correct people say homosexuality is normal, so I completely dont understand them when they describe someone who admitted to be gay as "brave person". I mean liek, heterosexuality is also normal will I be considered brave if I go shouting on the streets that I'm straight?
     
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    the good news, clearly, is that everyone here is of sound mind - so of course it's not a big deal. the rest of the world, though, isn't quite as sane as we are.
     
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    This.

    I was going into this thread with this thought...

    I agree. What does his sexual preference have to do with his music? Why would people care? People still buy albums and jizz their pants over them.

    Look at Justin Bieber and User.
     
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    Do you mean Usher?
     
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    attention whore much?
     
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    Any evidence that he's actively pushing the gay angle himself? Or is it just the fact that the industry is so homophobic that a gay rapper is news?

    Saw similar comments on a news article over here about a lesbian female newsreader. The article was all how she had "Sensationally revealed to the company news letter that she was a lesbian" and the comments were all "So what, stop looking for attention, you don't see me going around announcing I'm straight" etc.

    Actually, she was just the subject of the weekly "Who's who" column, which always has a section about family life. It stated, in a matter of fact way, that she lived with her partner Sarah and two dogs. It was the media and the commentors making a big deal out of it, not her.