Hip Hop and the LGBT Community

Hey y’all, check out this really fascinating dialogue about the hip-hop community’s reaction to rapper Lil B’s new album title, “I’m Gay.”

Tavia Nyong’o, professor of performance studies at NYU shares her thoughts about how the hip hop community reacts to and against LGBT issues, and how hip hop artists can and do act as close allies for these interests.  There may be a next frontier in hip hop music about gender and orientation issues, IF artists continue to work past the machismo stereotyping often prevalent in some strands of rap music.

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