We explore homophobia in hip-hop in this edition of the show by playing one of the most blatant examples of homophobic lyrics ever, counteracting that with some more positive lyrics, and having a great discussion with film-maker, Daniel Lief.
According to Lief, nobody is safe in his film that spoofs popular culture norms. It is entitled, “Promoted” and features an openly gay gangsta rapper. He believes that humour is a great way to get messages across. He hopes that people will get something out of what he calls a “raunchy sex comedy.”
Press play to hear our discussion and these songs . . .
DMX – Where The Hood At (2003)
Invincible – Sledgehammer (2009)
Brother Ali – Tight Rope (2009)
MC Lars – Everyone’s A Little Bit Gay (2007)
I also had the chance to go on the radio program before mine and have a crossover between the two shows. So after, the half-hour Know Your History special, you can hear portions of Rainbow Radio on this very topic featuring these songs . . .
Spek One – Final Fantasy
J-Boogie Ft. Cakes Da Killa & Shamz Le Roc – Body Remix
LSD [XOXO] – What I Want
Big Momma – Silent Night
R.A. and Chase March (Discussion)
Y-Love – This is Unity
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