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!
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.
Dark Man X: I was a breath of fresh air.