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BLACK GAYS ROCK! Features “Who’s Who In R&B and Hip-Hop Music”

Black Gays Rock - Music Edition (icon)

Black Gays Rock - Music Edition

I am glad to kick off the Black Gays Rock! profile series as I have promised to you before.  Outside of reporting my annual “powerful” Black LGBT personalities list ever year, I want to give a platform to as many Black LGBT people who use their talents and leadership to entertain, inspire and inform us.  That form of medium is one of my sincerest passions I need to fulfill – for me, for the Black LGBT community and for the world to see the greatness of my brothers and sisters.

Black Gays Rock! is a profile series on The G-List Society featuring men and women who deserve to be recognized for the platforms that they have created for their own achievements and the service and entertainment of others, especially the LGBT community.

Because of these luminaries, I see many reasons why the Black LGBT community should take pride in its unique class in society.  I share with friends and allies about how I am proud of how the representation of the Black LGBT community progressed within the last decade. I am not giving credit to the limited representation on mainstream media and entertainment. I mentioned that a decade ago, the leaders or well-knowns of the Black LGBT community were primarily party promoters, drag divas, pride organizations, HIV/AIDS activists and porn stars. Since the last few years, I noticed the spectrum of notoriety of the Black LGBT community spreading all over the character map. I am speaking of the self-made mentality of web series producers, bloggers, event promoters, beauty/fashion experts, entrepreneurs, government officials, musicians, authors, educators, lecturers, community organizers, drag divas, ballroom stars, athletes and more who make the “small” community as diverse as its larger society.

Black Gays Rock! will launch in several themed series over time as it kicks off with its “Who’s Who In Music” edition.  The reason I assigned the “music edition” to kick off Black Gays Rock! is because I have utilized The G-List Society media to be a platform to support independent gay and lesbian musicians, especially people of color.  I remember, years ago, how I would not give out hip-hop artists my precious time of attention until I was clued into out hip-hop pioneer Tim’m West.  West was the first, out of the few out hip-hop artists of a decade ago, who shattered my perceived stereotype of what a gay rapper is capable.  Since being hooked onto Timm’s music, I canvassed my friends and constituents to give his music, and others, a chance, and many of my fellow gay friends agreed that sexuality should not deter a talent’s ability to be a great emcee among our favorite mainstream artists – as long as the talent is present.  After Tim’m, I grew attached to the likes of Kaoz, LastO (formerly Last Offence), Will Sheridan, Bry’Nt, King Jabbar and others.  As of the last few years, a crop of singers wanted to come out representing the LGBT community, and I became glued to the likes of B.Slade, Marck Angel, Damien Crawford, Baron, Damien Nova, Anthony Antoine and Nhojj.

The aforementioned are just a few names who deserve to be household names in our community.  In the next few weeks, The G-List Society will post Black Gays Rock! profiles of the following artists for you to familiarize so that their efforts to entertain us reach as many as this forum reaches.  You will get to become acquainted with the background info, influences, achievements – as well as sample music – from these talented individuals and groups.

See who will The G-List Society profile in the Black Gays Rock!: Who’s Who In Music edition below.

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THE G-POD: “Da Cypha” by Swanny River (featuring Kaoz, Verbal Science, Billy Hood, A.G.Z., I.K.P. & Booder) [@Swanny_River @Kaoz612 @verbalscience @IKP4President @BaddAssBilly]

Swanny River

Swanny River

When I listened to this freestyle hip-hop track “Da Cypha” by super-producer Swanny River and his collaborators of who’s who in some of the gay rappers elite, all I could is smile. “Da Cypha” reminded of the glory day’s of 1990′s hip-hop mixtape collaborations among by favorite hip-hop icons at their hungriest parts of their careers.

Check out this hot sh** below. A.G.Z., Billy Hood, Booder, I.K.P., Kaoz and Verbal Science killed it.  No one stole the show, and no one held the team back. I’m rolling with Swanny at the end of this track. Why did they stop rapping?

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THE G-POD: “Positions” by Marck Angel (featuring Kaoz) [VIDEO] @MarckAngel @Kaoz612

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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.

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THE G-POD: Listen to Marck Angel’s ‘AngelDust’ In Live Stream + The G-List Review @MarckAngel

Marck Angel - Positions

Marck Angel - Angel Dust

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.

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THE G-POD: “No Strings Attached” by @Kaoz612

Kaoz

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.

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THE G-SOUND: The 25 Hottest Tunes By LGBT R&B/Hip-Hop Artists Of 2012

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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.

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