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NEW MUSIC: Kaoz – Standing 

  Today, 2011 Cypher Avenue Award Winner Kaoz sent us this new collaboration track with producer/songwriter JFuzion entitled, “Standing.” This groovy hip hop song about overcoming adversities features an unexpected yet well-used sample of Elton John’s “I’m Still Standing.” [Sidenote: Do Not look up the…

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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 masculine Gay/Bisexual artists that I dig for one reason or another. I wanted to start this back when we launched…

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XXL Magazine: Hip-Hop Homophobia 

    In the July/August 2011 issue of XXL Magazine, writer Bethlehem Shoals asked the question: Is Hip-Hop Homophobic? What he really meant was is Hip-Hop was homophobic ANYMORE…That culture of overly magnified masculinity has always been homophobic in the past. However, in rapidly hanging…