2013 exceeded 2012′s feat as the year Black gays, lesbians and trans-people flexed their political, creative, financial and celebrity power within the Black LGBT community and beyond. Hundreds of Black same-gender-loving men and women from all over the world grabbed headlines locally, regionally, nationally and internationally for their significant achievements, record-breaking accomplishments and controversial notoriety that rival demographics with seemingly larger influences. Throughout 2013, many brave people in the Black LGBT community stepped out on their courageous leadership in positive and controversial ways to show that power is also in the Black same-gender-loving voice regardless of reach.
After the release of 2012′s Black LGBT Power 50 list, then titled “Black Gays Rock,” the overwhelming response showed how seriously our fellow Black gays, lesbians and trans-people took the intent of this list. From the congratulatory to the ego-trippin’, each comment was welcomed as the list’s credibility and suggestion to Black LGBT community that we need to celebrate ourselves more, with and without rankings, and recognize who our power players are beyond our social circles and regions. The 2013 “Black Gay Power 100″ list boast its rankings on the influence, notoriety and achievements within the last 12 months. Unlike other lists, this is not a legacy list acknowledging people for accomplishments of years ago, a list that spites a previously published one because of ego issues, a ratchet list objectifying ourselves shamelessly or a list driven by gender, regional or industry.
This labor of love took more than two months of data gathering and debate to see how the power ranking will be measured. The feedback from people who looked forward to making the 2013 list raised the bar on how the rankings are graded. The end result of the rankings is measured by how each personality and group fit in the five qualities the “IN-crowd”: the INfamous, the INfluential, the INnovative, the INspiring and the INtriguing. My esteemed
nameless colleagues and I graded 232 suggested names for the 2013 “Black LGBT Power 100″ and the personalities and groups who earned the highest totals upon the sums of each categories ranked in their applicable positions.
Set your egos aside and celebrate the honorees of the 2013 “Black LGBT Power 100.”
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After watching the brand new music video to visual pop artist Marck Angel’s single “Positions,” I am stuck with only two words. YES, GAWD!!!
If having so much [tasteful] sex appeal in a music video is a crime, I charge Angel with a felony because that video gave me life. Outside of the sex appeal
now that I have come back to Earth, the visual are on point throughout, especially Angel’s high-energy choreography. That man, and his background dancers, can get down with the get down.
Check out this bangin’ below to catch the eye-candy I am seeing.
Tis the season for a brand new spanking album to come from New York urban-pop singer Marck Angel. His brand new album AngelDust is available for mass consumption, and it features guest appearances by rapper Kaoz, Verbal Science, Billy Hood, Sony Cobain and Medino Green.
I have listened to the entire album and have posted the playlist for your listening pleasure. Check ‘em out.
I have avoided giving reviews on music by independent LGBT artists for a few reasons. In particular, I feel that LGBT artists should get all the support they can, but more importantly, my critiques are universal – meaning I critique mainstream artists as I would independent artists because talent and taste levels see no budget and marketing opportunity. I also personally know some of these artists
and their egos are generally too fragile to handle my honesty, so I withhold as much criticism as possible. Thus, I would refuse posting a song or video that I did not like or did not grab my attention well enough to post it immediately. With that said…check out my review and the songs below.
I am excited to hear new music from Minneapolis rapper Kaoz. Check out his new single “No Strings Attached.”
Warning: if you are sensitive to be exposed to your truths because you are a pretentious queen who pretends to be holier-than-thou, then bypass this post. Exposing all the hypocrisies that saturate the gay meetup scenes, in both clubs and online, Kaoz spills all the tea on the lies we come across in the scenes.
Though socially-conscious raps are not consumed as quickly as the pornographic and cunty songs, this song deserves your listen because you will agree with at least most of the lyrics that I have posted below.
Don’t miss out on this hip-hop greatness and press play below.
2012 has been a huge year for talented LGBT musicians in the hip-hop and R&B genres. Many of our talents have really stepped up their game with recordings that could rival today’s mainstream divas and crooners. The G-List Society could not be any more prouder than the efforts and releases that have been shared with us in 2012.
Thus, The G-List Society unveils our list of the 25 Hottest Tunes By LGBT R&B/Hip-Hop Artists Of 2012. It is time that you become familiar with these names as you will see more of them on here. We support our own LGBT musicians. We encourage you to do the same.