CA Podcast #24 – Fly Young Red, Bry’Nt, Siya, Metrell Hurst, Lasto, Light Skin vs Dark Skin
In this podcast, Cypher Avenue co-founder Nick Delmacy heads out to meet fellow site editor Ocky Williams at an Atlanta nightclub. While searching for Ocky, he listens to the latest R&B and Hip Hop songs from LGBT artists, reveals who he’s attracted to and ponders on what’s the big deal about Light Skin vs Dark Skin debate.
CA Podcast #10 – LastO & Kaoz: Macklemore, Kendrick Lamar, Real Hip Hop, Gay Rappers
In this podcast, Nick Delmacy joins openly gay rappers LastO & Kaoz to discuss Macklemore, Kendrick Lamar, The Grammys, Gay Rappers, Real Hip Hop, the appropriation of black culture by white people & More.
WATCH: Music Video – Lasto “Pour a 40”
Cypher Avenue’s BEST GAY ARTIST OF 2013 has officially dropped his first music video. Rapper Lasto continues his return to prominence with visuals to go along with the fantastic debut album he released late last year.
CA Podcast #7 – LastO: Album, Rap Homophobia, Frank O, Cypher Ave & More
In this podcast, Ocky Williams and Nick Delmacy interview rapper LastO on the release of his new album “Where’s Vivian.” Topics include: LastO’s music roots, Hip Hop Homophobia, Frank Ocean, Cypher Avenue Hate and Criticizing Other Black Gay Content Creators.
LastO, ‘Where’s Vivian’: Track-By-Track Review
“Where’s Vivian” is a wild, sometimes disjointed, introspective ride that gives you a full lyrical picture of an artist’s growth over the last 4 years…all done out-of-pocket without label support. The album demonstrates that the extended hiatus was actually more than worth the wait. This is not only the best best Hip Hop album from an openly gay rapper, its also one of the best independent Hip Hop albums released in all of 2013.
NEW MUSIC: Lasto – “So Good (Preview)” and “What We Do (Freestyle)”
In anticipation of his upcoming mixtape, Rap Artist Lasto released this sneak preview of what we can expect. As usual, he flexes his lyrical dexterity to the fullest on both “So Good” (a snippet from a new song) and “What We Do” (a…
Cypher Avenue Music: LASTO
THE CYPHER AVENUE MUSIC SERIES As the Pop-Culture Expert here on Cypher Avenue, I’ve been meaning to start a series of posts showcasing music by Gay/Bisexual artists that I dig for one reason or another. I wanted to start this back when we launched in…
The Gay Eyes on the Prize (or ‘What A Difference 8 Years Makes’)
When we started this website 8 years ago (then under a different name), one of my main motivations was to highlight the Gay and Bisexual Black male creatives that didn’t seem to be getting any press coverage elsewhere. Especially those that leaned on the more…
CA Podcast #56 – The “WTF is Going On With Frank Ocean” Episode
In this podcast, host Nick Delmacy is joined by critically acclaimed gay rapper LASTO to discuss the status of his music career, the LGBT music scene (including newcomer Young M.A.) and an in-depth discussion on The Man, The Music and They Hype surrounding Frank Ocean’s latest albums ENDLESS and BLONDE.
WATCH: Rapper KAOZ Goes To Work In New Music Video For “Overtime”
Kaoz quietly drop a new music video for “Overtime” from the 2015 album, “The Beginning of the End.”
8 Classic Cypher Ave Podcasts To Help You Get Home For The Holidays
If you’re like me, you make the arduous journey back home to be with your loved ones for the holidays. It’s not so much the trip that’s the problem, its the need for something to listen to while traveling. Don’t worry, we got you covered.
REVIEW: Trans Men Pilot “Eden’s Garden” + How To Make Black Gay Film Better
I won’t say that my expectations were extremely high when I first discussed the trailers for the new web series “Eden’s Garden” starring Masculine Black Trans Men. However, I expected much more than what we got in the much anticipated first episode.