Misa’s “Shake The House” was one of my favorite songs/videos I discovered while researching this piece for SPIN, The 50 Greatest White Girl Rap Moments of All Time. I spent a couple of months going deep into the troubled annals of white women rapping (and listening to “Fly Like a G6,” which I decided I really like, two years post facto). It would be awesome if you would read it! 

So I wrote about “gay rapper trend pieces”

Because writing a parody “straight rapper trend piece” was too cheeky for something so important. Basically this piece, which has been stewing in my mind and heart since that p4k post dropped, is about how well-meaning media lumping in a bunch of stylistically disparate rappers like Le1f, Mykki Blanco, House of Ladosha, etc based on their sexual orientation or gender identity is actually condescending and further marginalizing. 

NOTE: I WENT THRU EDITS OF THIS WHILE I WAS AT THE GATHERING OF THE JUGGALOS SO YES, I REALIZE IT SAYS “THESE ARTISTS ARE TALENTED AND DESERVE THE ATTENTION” LIKE TEN TIMES. FEEL MY GIST DOE!

I love the music of Mykki Blanco and have a lot going on w/her shit this wknd. First, I had him and her best friend, Physical Therapy, on my radio show this weekend. She freestyled twice and Physical Therapy played THEE best house diva set and we talked a whole bunch and played new shit from Mykki’s new album, as well as Physical Therapy’s—LISTEN HERE. ANNNNND—-I wrote about Mykki’s new video for “Join My Militia” (like my favorite song of quarter 1), which dropped today, over here. AUDRE LORDE AND AN OCTOPUS! 

I love the music of Mykki Blanco and have a lot going on w/her shit this wknd. First, I had him and her best friend, Physical Therapy, on my radio show this weekend. She freestyled twice and Physical Therapy played THEE best house diva set and we talked a whole bunch and played new shit from Mykki’s new album, as well as Physical Therapy’s—LISTEN HERE. ANNNNND—-I wrote about Mykki’s new video for “Join My Militia” (like my favorite song of quarter 1), which dropped today, over here. AUDRE LORDE AND AN OCTOPUS! 

karnythia

vagabondaesthetics:

I mean I never hear people every talk about the 15000 rappers going through depression and usually dedicating several tracks off of their debut albums to talk about their addiction to drugs or pills or their suicidal tendency. The only exceptions are Eminem and Biggie’s…

REAL TALK. [SELF-PLUG: in my upcoming Spin cover story on Waka Flocka, we did talk about this, a lot.]

It’s a shot at everybody. It’s a shot at the stereotypes that people hold and perpetrate against the lower class, ignoring the diversity of the different people and mindsets. It’s also a shot at white rap journalists who are the biggest re-inforcers of these stereotypes through their limited understanding of the culture and environments they write about.
Big Baby Gandhi, saying what everyone is thinking (and also saying)
Dark Man X: I was a breath of fresh air.
The great thing about being some talented musician on a major label is that having 1000 yes men around you at all times leads to some absurd, super-developed sense of self-esteem and untampered with importance that allows you to say amazing shit like this. I would love to have this measure of Michael Bay-sized, hyper self-awareness. The downside, obviously, is that having 1000 yes men can also help lead a decade addicted to rock, too, but. Glad Earl pulled through. Read this review of his show that Rembert Browne wrote for Grantland, it’s exciting.