Did Lil Nas X Just Michael Sam His Career?
Lil Nas X has been riding a wave of success and controversy since releasing his hit Old Town Road. First he initially received discriminatory backlash from country music industry execs and country music fans. Then racist whites began to boycott Wrangler Jeans when the company…
Acknowledging The Greatness Of Nas’ ‘I Gave You Power’
A recommended video came across my screen titled ‘Metal Heads React to I Gave You Power by Nas’. Being an uber Nas fan, I clicked to see the content. The video simplistically matched the title. Two white guys (who happen to be Metal/Rock afficandos who…
Lil Nas X Gets the Square
Billboard’s Country chart police have come under scrutiny for removing Lil Nas X’s country trap song Old Town Road from the Billboard Country charts. Their reason; “…upon further review, it was determined that ‘Old Town Road’ by Lil Nas X does not currently merit inclusion…
Can We Just Acknowledge That J. Cole’s ‘Middle Child’ Is the Truth?
I mean…them horns nigga! Producer T-Minus laid that foundation but Cole sealed the deal. You good, T-Minus? Niggas been countin’ me outI’m countin’ my bullets, I’m loadin’ my clipsI’m writin’ down names, I’m makin’ a listI’m checkin’ it twice and I’m gettin’ ’em hitThe real…
Rapper Nipsey Hussle a Homophobe?
I’m a firm believer that meaningful intelligent nuanced discussion is damn near impossible to have via Twitter or Instagram. Why folk attempt it is beyond me. Nonetheless; I personally have talked about how one dimensional Black non-heterosexual men are portrayed in media. For the most…
Taylor Bennett, Chance The Rapper’s Brother, Comes Out As Bisexual
In yet another sign of the changing times of LGBT openness and acceptance for Millennials, rapper Taylor Bennett (younger brother to Chance the Rapper) came out as Bisexual via Twitter on his 21st birthday.
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…
Music Review – Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
Either you’re a Drake fan or you’re not. It seems like most of the reviews I’m reading online for Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late are from fans or well-known publications brown nosing as to not burn bridges in lieu of a future…
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…
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.
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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