Nick's Tape Deck: Kevin Abstract Is The Frank Ocean We Needed To Hear

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  1. Nick Delmacy

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    “Can’t tell my family I’m bi/Can’t tell my mother I’m gay/The hardest part of my day/Is wishing I was fucking straight.”

    You would think those lyrics would be from one of Frank Ocean’s two new albums. As transparent and revealing as FO is on Tumblr, you would think he would be just as revealing in his music. Not only are those lyrics not sung by our Black Gay Superhero, nothing as specific and direct about homosexuality as that appears on Blonde or Endless at all.

    Those four lines of introspection are actually from “Papercut” featured on 20-year-old rapper Kevin Abstract’s sophomore album, “American Boyfriend.” An album full of welcomed abrasive transparency and emo realness for all LGBT boys and girls to identify with.

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    Admittedly, Abstract’s style of music will not be everyone’s cup of spilled tea (pun intended), but for me his transparency and frankness (pun intended again) on sexuality drew me in. If I had to be reductive and compare his music to others, I would say his sound is a gumbo pot of Childish Gambino, Kanye West, Frank Ocean and Odd Future.

    EMPTY



    And I’ll be
    Right outside your front door on my 12 speed
    I got your emotions tattooed on my sleeve
    I think about you all the time
    I’ve waited for you all my life
    I need you right here by my side


    SEVENTEEN



    He was everything I dreamed of
    Used to ride around in his two seater
    Being friends didn’t make it much easier,
    Friday night lights stay away from the bleachers,
    Showed me obscure bands he was into,
    His mom in the dining room, we’re in his bedroom, his girl too,
    Had to pretend like I didn’t mind that bitch
    Just so I could see his face


    MISERABLE AMERICA



    My boyfriend saved me
    My mother’s homophobic
    I’m stuck in the closet
    Also claustrophobic
    I just want help if
    My best friend’s racist
    My mother’s homophobic
    I’m stuck in the closet
    Also claustrophobic
    I just wanna know shit
    Why we all love Young Thug?


    ECHO



    Started smoking cigarettes
    I even picked up pot again
    Coke ain’t touch my nose yet
    I’m afraid I’ll be just like my friend
    I’m afraid I ain’t gon’ have no friends
    Oh my god, when do my story end?
    Tell me God, when do my story end?
    I’m locked outside of the DeLorean


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    Even though I don't necessarily like the music, I like the candid openness of the artist. I also think the interracial aspect will not / would not be appealing to Black gays.
     
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    Facts vs Alternative Facts

    FRANK OCEAN

    Nikes

    HE don't care for me
    But HE cares for me
    And that's good enough
    We don't talk much or nothin'
    But when we talkin' about something
    We have good discussion
    I met HIS friends last week,
    feels like they're up to something
    That's good for us

    Good Guy

    It's a good guy, he hooked it up
    Said if I was in NY I should look you up I,
    first time I done saw you
    You text nothing like you look
    Here's to the >>>GAY<<>> Futura Free >>>I don't cut bitches no more<<<

    Granted it may not be "throw that boy pussy" enough for some
     
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    LOL @Nick Delmacy you better stop playing with these Frank Ocean fans; they coming with receipts.
     
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    Fair observations...But 1) Those are probably the ONLY almost gay lyrics you will find on both albums combined and 2) those are "blink and you will miss them" lyrics on the albums. The way FO mumbles the lyrics on the brief intermission song Good Guy, you could miss that it was about a gay blind date altogether unless you were listening closely with headphones. Kevin Abstract, on the other hand, is clear and definitive, in just about every song, that he likes boys and has had struggles in his life because of that fact.
     
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    Thanks for making the introduction.
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    I second this and can I say as of late this site for me has been doing good in the positive aspects of gay black media with the shorts and the music both the article on dazed and now this. Thank you
     
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    His music is ok and I wish him well but that helmet pic seems ripped out of frank oceans book lol. Even the name Kevin abstract kinda sounds like frank ocean in a way. But if it works I guess...
     
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    Oh shit, this showed up at the bottom of another thread where it shows "similar threads".

    I'm not mad at this at all. Thanks.
    :franko1:
     
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    Ain't nobody gets a blowjob with the door unlocked.
     
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    another alternative facts vs fact
    Chanel
    My guy pretty like a girl
    And he got fight stories to tell
    I see both sides like Chanel
    ...............
    Rolling when you ride
    Ride the Rodman
    Got one that’s straight acting

    -->what else y'all need? damn... Queerness/LGBTQI-ness is a spectrum. It is not black and white, so let's please stop ostracizing members of our community just because they don't have a forehead tattoo that reads "I am gay gay gay!!!"

    I like this Kevin Abstract guy and will be listening, but let's um.., collectively hop off Frank Ocean's dick.

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    Don't y'all get all fussy with me, but I've never listened to a single of Frank Oceans music. I like this Kevin Abstract guy. His music has a quirkiness that I like a bit.
     
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    Kevin's first album is pretty bad if you ask me.
     
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    I can dig this.the music is fun and interesting and layered.If the music you're singing over is boring you've already lost me,but I could buy a whole cd (yes,cd) of this.
     
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    Some people get them in public or outside,so unlocked doors aren't too far off the mark.
    :kermit:
     
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