The Hip-Hop Community and Homosexuality: An Open Secret

By: Eli Duah-Mensah Alternative hip-hop. Gangsta rap. Horrorcore. Latin hip-hop. Trap music. There exist a myriad of genres in hip-hop, each with its own overt or subtle idiosyncrasies. Yet, whether comical, almost comically ghoulish, or gritty and realistic, it’s no … Continue reading The Hip-Hop Community and Homosexuality: An Open Secret

Raise Your Hand if You Stan MGK

By: Eli Duah-Mensah Picture a rapper. Who is the first one who comes to mind? If you are more old school, you may think of Ice Cube, OutKast, Jay-Z, Snoop Dog, or Method Man. Or perhaps you are more of a modern person who prefers artists like Kendrick Lamar, Pusha T, J. Cole, or Big Sean. But maybe you just don’t like rap at all; maybe you are a pop-punk fan. You like the Blink-182s, the Paramores, the Green Days, The All-American Rejects. Okay, do you have your picture now?  Did you think of Machine Gun Kelly?  Maybe you did, … Continue reading Raise Your Hand if You Stan MGK