Take A Visual Listen
Cypher Ave presents some dope and interesting videos from some familiar and not so familiar hip-hop and R & B artists. Enjoy and make sure to give us your opinions and feedback. We’re Stans for Flying Lotus. The music and cerebral creativity from this kat…
WATCH: Childish Gambino’s Eerily Weird “SOBER” Video Further Demonstrates Why We Stan For Him
Childish Gambino has released these insane visuals for his cut “Sober.” If this is an indication for the outside-the-box creativity we can expect from the television series, I’m in.
Cypher Avenue’s Top 20 LGBT Hip Hop and R&B Videos of 2014
Admittedly, the visuals in some of the videos featured on this list are very similar. Yeah we get it and can assume based on some of the resources these artist had at the time, they could only shoot scenes of various hood locations from around…
Kendrick Lamar’s Colbert Performance MUST BE Acknowledged
As a Nas pseudo stan, I hate the fact that some other rapper is competing for the rap throne that’s in my mind. Though I will remain steadfast in my loyalties to the Queens Bridge King, Lamar will have to be the undisputed Crown Prince….
Mini Music Reviews: D’Angelo, J. Cole and Ghostface Killah
I’m no fancy music critic, just a regular dude, who is a consumer and I like what I like. Of course a review is the reviewer’s personal opinion and we all know opinions vary. So understand that I’m not trying to bash the artist you…
Loving Myself as a Gay Man in Hip Hop
Written by Todd Dahn. Originally published at Raprehab.com For more than half my life, I’ve lived in constant fear that my secret of being a gay man, who was a lifelong member of the Hip Hop community, would be exposed. The heaviness that ensued while…
Listen To Music By: Driss
I had no idea that actor Idris Elba has been making music and DJ’ing for a couple of years (yes I’m late) under the name Driss. After I smirked in disbelief, the first video of his that I watched was for the track Private Garden….
Did Singers Nico & Vinz Inadvertantly Make A Gay Empowerment Song?
While I’d already repeatedly heard Norwegian duo Nico & Vinz’s international hit “Am I Wrong” playing in elevators, gas stations and H&M stores since the beginning of the summer, it wasn’t until I saw the music video that I realized how gay the song was….
Quench Your Visual Senses – Fly Lotus Fly
I like what I like. I’m a critic because I’m a consumer. I’m no wordsmith eloquently scribing who you should or shouldn’t like. My caliber is untrained and a little rough for that. Getting to the point…I like this. I really like Flying Lotus. OMFG!…
WATCH: Singer Larry ‘Phylle’ Carter Releases The First Gay Wedding Anthem “I Love Him”
Bearing a striking sonic resemblance to Chris Brown on this song, Carter does an impressive job at producing a quality future anthem for Gay Weddings everywhere, regardless of race. You can’t help but listen to this track and imagine it being played as the grooms are dancing or the cake is being cut.
WATCH: Fly Young Red’s New Video – U Don’t Want It
The message here runs deep as Fly Young Red does a 360 from the ratchet club banger Boy Pussy. With U Don’t Want It he gives us a cerebral conversation starter that will have you nodding you head in agreement as he spits bars like; …Aint…
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