WATCH: The AlliYance – Cake #EatUp
Let me cut to the chase before I start my mini rant of a review. Cake is a good track. The double feature video is “meh”. The AlliYance is Dope. So let me begin. When it comes to LGBT rap artist, Cypher Avenue doesn’t just…
The Dangers of Drinking “Lean”
From BlackDoctor.org “Purple Drank”, “Dirty Sprite” or “Lean” is often glorified in pop culture, most recently by popular rapper Lil Wayne, as the “thing to do” if you’re young and “in the know.” We’ve coined Lean as, “Hip-Hop’s New Heroin”. And unfortunately, Lil’ Wayne’s…
WATCH: The AlliYance – Sugar Water
I smiled when the beat dropped because The AlliYance Sugar Water Pt. 1: Phone Tap is most definitely a track inspired by The Firm’s 1997, Dr. Dre produced Phone Tap, which shares the same name. Nonetheless, it’s all good though because Sugar Water is a…
Gay Former Death Row Singer Danny Boy speaks with VLAD TV
Singer Danny Boy, who sung hooks on such famous songs as 2Pac’s “I Ain’t Mad at Cha” and “Picture Me Rollin,” spoke to VladTV about deciding to come out as a gay man at the beginning of 2016. The former Death Row singer told us…
WATCH: Rapper EarthTone Has “No Love” For Police Brutality
One of Cypher Avenue’s favorite LGBT rappers, EarthTone, recently dropped another video for a song called “No Love,” featured on his latest mixtape “New Balance.”
The Lost Scrolls of J. Dilla
The music world lost a great producer and rapper 10 years ago when J. Dilla crossed over February 10, 2006. He died of a blood disease three days after his birthday. Glynn Washington’s Snap Judgment shared a short radio documentary of what happened when record…
Marvel’s Hip Hop Covers
This past summer Marvel announced and released images of their hip hop inspired variant comic covers that have been debuting each week in October. Admittedly I wasn’t to enthused being that I haven’t been interested in Marvel comics in years. The initial Marvel Knights reboot…
WATCH IT IN HD: Kendrick Lamar Drops Impressive Music Video Visuals For “Alright”
Kendrick Lamar is here to stay. Fresh off of his “patriotic” BET Awards performance that opened the show that caused Fox News to lose their shit, Kendrick releases the second music video from his epic (and revolutionary) To Pimp A Butterfly album, “Alright.”
NEW MUSIC ALERT: Rapper Kaoz Announces New Album
“The End Is Beginning” is the dire title of Out rap artist KAOZ’s timely new album being released on June 9th, 2015.
Jay Z vs. Nas: Which Emcee Has The Better Post-“Ether” Discography?
Just because an artist is more popular, that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re a “better” artist. I think a shining example of this was the reaction to the 2014 Grammy Awards when Beck beat out Beyonce for album of the year. The fans of super-mega-popular Beyonce…
CA Podcast #28 – Gay Escorts, Gay Alcohol, Gay Music, Gay Boyfriends
In this podcast, Cypher Avenue founders Ocky Williams and Nick Delmacy discuss Gay Alcohol, Gay Male Prostitutes, LGBT Music and whether it’s possible to be an Unofficial Gay Boyfriend.
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…
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…
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: Gay Rapper “Cakes Da Killer” in Hot 97 Radio Interview
Now we have artists like Le1f, Fly Young Red, The Freaky Boyz and Cakes Da Killa performing on The Late Show with David Letterman and being interviewed on mainstream radio programs like The Breakfast Club and Hot 97 Radio.
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