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Queer Hip Hop – A Couple of Places to Start

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Lydia Zanetti provides a useful beginners guide to queer hip hop.

 

RANDA

Let’s start at home, eh…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYw3zSKn4_M

 

ZEBRA KATZ

Since Rick Jones used Ima Read for his Paris Fashion Week show in 2012, Zebra Katz has shot to near-instant fame. Which is ideal for us.

http://youtu.be/8oUmG7Tu50E

 

ANGEL HAZE

If you’re not already, her instagram is basically the best account ever. Follow her. And then chuck on Echelon (It’s My Way) from her new album, due to be released in January…

http://youtu.be/GMw65FwtlOI

 

LE1F

Break out star with the hit Wut, he then took to Twitter about Macklemore’s Same Love saying: “News just in: Gay people don’t care about your video about gay people.” So much SASS.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nrnq4SZ0luc

 

CAKES DA KILLA

According to Pitchfork, Cakes Da Killa is “a raunchy-ass bitch who absolutely owns being a raunchy-ass bitch.” Might be right there.

http://youtu.be/Mfc4EVHlNu0

 

UMLILO

Umlilo is a South African rapper with a bit more of an electronic influence. He also makes some greaaaat art videos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NU60E_Glpro

 

Get amongst.

 

Article | Lydia Zanetti.

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