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!…
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.
WATCH: Tony Banks – Old School Love
Tony Banks rapping skills are reminiscent of Kool Moe Dee. I’m not saying that’s a good thing or bad thing, I’m just saying. Another thing I’m saying is that the whole time I was watching the video for the track Old School Love, I was…
WATCH: New Turn-Up Gay Rap Group – RAW FOOTAGE
When I first started learning about gay hip hop music in 2009 there were only a handful of decent male rappers out there. They even had a (corny) name for Gay Rap Music: Homo Hop. At the time, artists like Lasto, Bry’Nt, Kaoz and Bone…
PLAYLIST: Nick Delmacy’s 20 Most Favorite Under-The-Radar Songs and Videos
Continuing our CYPHER AVENUE PLAYLISTS series, here’s Nick Delmacy’s 20 Most Favoritist Under-The-Radar Songs and Videos. A lot can be revealed about a man by the music he listens to…Your man, Nick Delmacy, is no different. While I’m always very clear on the fact…
WATCH: Gay Rappers Freaky Boiz’ “Friday” Inspired Music Video
We haven’t mentioned the rap duo “Freaky Boiz” much on this website…Scratch that, we haven’t mentioned them ever. Well the young bucks have finally given us a reason to give them some props by dropping this new music video for their song “Jockin Em.”
WATCH: Ratchet Music Video – Fly Young Red “Throw That Boy Pussy”
In this new music video for his trap song we see the young, attractive “Red Hustla” (full of tattoos, bottles of top-shelf liquor and a squad of fitted cap wearing goons) at the club cheering for effeminate gay men in booty shorts to “throw that boy pussy.”
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