Topic: HipHop

10 Things I’m Not Sorry I Missed While Away On Vacation

10 Things I'm Not Sorry I Missed While Away On Vacation

So I just got done with two weeks of traveling around Europe, during which time I read nothing but various leftist newspapers that my boyfriend would leave lying around our couchette as we took romantic train rides to and fro across the land. As you can imagine, the first thing I did when I got back to civilization was catch up on all the important news I missed, like what Kim Kardashian has been up to. To my extreme shock and awe, many of these things were dumb, worthless and/or otherwise utterly missable. Here are ten news items I’m not sorry I missed while visiting all of my international comrades. More »

Video: Five Queer-Friendly Hip Hop Songs That Pre-Date ‘The World’s First Pro-Gay Rap Song’

Video: Five Queer-Friendly Hip Hop Songs That Pre-Date 'The World's First Pro-Gay Rap Song'

An item posted earlier today on Gawker proclaimed a song by Texas-based rapper Adair Lion “the world’s first pro-gay rap song.” While I commend any and all efforts to fight homophobia in hip hop and the world in general, “Ben (Gay Is Okay)” is hardly the first rap song to have overtly gay themes…there’s even a whole subgenre of hip hop called “sissy bounce” that consists of nothing but queer artists. Here are some pre-existing examples of queer-friendly rap. They’re sassy, they’re brassy, and they’ll probably get your booty going. More »