Hip-hop has rarely been heralded for its acceptance of the gay community, but all things must change with time.
Lots of rappers and hip-hoppers are speculated to be gay. Lil B seemed like he was coming out when he dropped a mixtape entitled I'm Gay (I'm Happy), but denied it. Meanwhile, Frank Ocean's admitted to having once been in love with a man.
But what about being out and proud? Where's our here and queer brothers on the mike? Turns out, there's a good number of openly homosexual rappers really packing a punch, and they've got no qualms about breaking down barriers and bringin dat heat.
This Floridian MC is hot with the freestyles and calls himself "The 1st Gay Rapper." Since 2007, Sissy been working hard in the game, earning more than 50,000 "Likes" on Facebook. Doesn't it make you proud, FLA?
Meet Omar (AKA DDm) Baltimore's fiercest wordsmith and first openly gay rapper. The self-proclaimed "#1 stunner butch queen" has both sass and swagger for days, plus enough flow to hang with the biggest boys.
The Freaky Boiz
This Chicago duo is straight bringing it. (Well, maybe straight isn't the best word.) The Freaky Boiz initially caught the ear of the world in 2010, but fresh and jerky jam "Bounce" is their first official single. It's only the beginning.
Dark, experimental, intelligent and totally, totally into dudes. Mr. Katz's fashionable style comes hailing Brooklyn, NYC, where he's making noise along with some other out rappers. His track "Ima Read" was called the "Official Song of Paris Fashion Week." So you might want to start taking notice.
You know where you can really let your freak flag fly? Most definitely New Orleans. The Big Easy has a big thing going with its NOLA Bounce scene, and a lot of forerunners and voices of the movement are as gay as a rainbow over Elton John's house. Sissy Nobby wears that shit on her sleeve, bitch.
More of that Nola Bounce booty music, Big Freedia is one of the most recognizable icons of the movement. This is some top-shelf hype shit right here. Lil Jon should probably be a little worried with boom like this.
Nicky Da B
Finishing off our list of Nola Bounce queenpins is Nicky Da B. You know, the hard-ass bitch in Diplo's "Express Yourself" video. Not only can this MC hype with the best of them, Nicky can really twerk that ass.
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This is one "sissy" rapper you do not want to fuck with. Girl looks like she's got crazy eye, which means she'll probably totally fuck your day up. Another member of the brewing NYC "sissy rap" movement, Mykki is definitely pushing the boundaries of sexuality in hip-hop, not to mention the artform of beat slaying itself.
Yo ... But for real, dis shit rides, homie. Also from NYC, this catchy hipster swag seems to have a good chance of sticking with some forward-thinking rap fans. "Wut" has a lot of bloggers excited, and we all have to admit, that second verse goes hard.
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Cakes Da Killa
But NYC's Cakes Da Killa might be our favorite gay rapper ever. This flow is pretty riotous. Pretty sure if you consider yourself a rap fan and you don't give it up to this guy, you need to accept your homophobia immediately. Please get over yo'self and throw those hands to the sky. Thank you.