Save for the tattoo art creeping up his bejeweled wrists and the twisted dreadlocks poking out from under his conical hat—like a cocktail umbrella, only gigantic—the hip-hop star is barely recognizable. Could this really be Jeffrey Lamar Williams, better known as Young Thug, or was this some aspiring performance artist scrambling for Internet fame? The hip-hop Twitterverse for sure knew their guy.
The percussive-driven hip hop groove Cloud 9 is a taster of his upcoming, sophomore album: Yes Homo. Banks was raised in Queen, New York City. He first began recording his own music in his mid-teens.
Tony, who prefers to go by his "Music Bear" moniker, recently discussed his experiences as a musical artist and entertainer via an exclusive Interview. That was when I first started writing songs, but I was always a lover of creative writing in school. I've played brass instruments and dabbled in the keys.
Are we finally nearing critical mass for queer representation in hip-hop? A post shared by kevin abstract iansimpson on Sep 3, at pm PDT. So me just existing and being myself is making change and making things easier for other young queer kids.
But in a lot of ways, this story may well have been written about Lil Nas X now in In the two decades since that unprecedented event, the coming-out game has evolved with the rise of social media. Prior to that, The Hate U Give actor Amandla Stenberg proclaimed her bisexuality in a video on Snapchat, signaling that this trend of coming out online was definitely here to stay.
The rapper Offset—a member of the hip-hop group Migos—has issued a statement on Instagram after getting slammed for a homophobic lyric. The rapper's use of the term "queers"—a derogatory term for LGBTQ people—drew reproach from listeners and was perceived as gay-bashing. In his apology, Offset claimed it wasn't meant to be homophobic and screenshotted a dictionary definition of the word "queer.
Several famous rappers and hip-hop stars are members of the LGBT community. Many of these rappers are gay, but some identify as asexual, pansexual, and bisexual as well. Others are included in this list for their gender identities, such as agender, gender-fluid, and transgender.
There is a Big Dipper Sound, as ascribed by the artist himself in the pornographically droll and ebola infectious song "Drip Drop. Scheduled for a show in a few days, the duo were busy setting the set list and adjusting the live tracks, providing an intimate look at the compositions, stripped down to various colored bars, and providing insight into the Big Dipper Sound even as they adjusted it. The Big Dipper Sound is clubby, for lack of a better term, not full on dance music, per se, but irrevocably along the lines of dance rap.
Before the world heard his debut, Channel Orangeand the three songs on it featuring a man as the love interest, an unexpected Tumblr post explained that his first true love was male, not female. His new album, Blondemeanwhile, has just the one song — Good Guy, about a failed hook-up in a gay bar — that uses the male pronoun. If Ocean is a perfect poster boy for the gender-fluid era, his videos suggest a commercial need to provide images that straight audiences can relate to.