Join 3,415 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)


Ell Bee Gee Tee reppin fo my faggot family
March 22, 2011 11:23 AM   Subscribe

Imma Homo - Rainbow Noise Entertainment [SLYT, NSFW, has "rape" in the lyrics]
posted by kavasa (20 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
That was totally gay.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 11:29 AM on March 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


more totally gay rapping - bitch & animal - best cock on the block
posted by nadawi at 11:33 AM on March 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


Just in case anyone wants to beanplate with me, I wanted to try to start it off. So! Things I loved:

1. It's queer hip hop
2. Unapologetic, except for the one line referring to "vices".
3. Not just women! It's often seen as more of a problem to be a gay man in hip hop culture than it is to be a butch lesbian, so I was glad to see a couple guys in there.
4. Holy shit, the backup vocals that would have been done by women in a "traditional" rap video were done by a drag queen. Awesome.

Things I could still see as problematic:

1. Still very much into standard hip hop masculinity, all about sleeping with so many women you can't keep 'em straight (teehee, woops, unintentional pun)
2. The rape line. :(
3. The Rainbow Noise thing still seems very much about self promotion, although I'm not sure how accurate that is. It doesn't look like the sort of stuff coming out of, for example, the Doomtree Collective, you know? I'd really like to see some queer MCs doing stuff like Dessa, POS, and Sims.
posted by kavasa at 11:34 AM on March 22, 2011 [3 favorites]


I thought "Imma" meant "I'm going to", not "I am a". c.f. "Imma let you finish..."
posted by George_Spiggott at 11:37 AM on March 22, 2011 [3 favorites]


I understand the parallel here and the effort to use hip-hop to re-appropriate a term, but I for one don't appreciate seeing that particular term pop up so carelessly on the front page--especially when only two words in the headline make sense, and one of them has been used to bully countless people to suicide.
posted by jefficator at 11:39 AM on March 22, 2011


I thought "Imma" meant "I'm going to", not "I am a". c.f. "Imma let you finish..."
That is correct. Also, "homo" means "homogenize". This probably all makes a lot more sense to you now.
posted by Wolfdog at 11:43 AM on March 22, 2011 [2 favorites]


Me and my Yo Majesty remixes are fine, thanks.
posted by wreckingball at 12:12 PM on March 22, 2011


Beat that pussy up like you call me Dyke Turner

#sickness
posted by Potomac Avenue at 12:16 PM on March 22, 2011


Watch your back, Bloodhound Gang!
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 12:26 PM on March 22, 2011


Things I could still see as problematic:

4. The song needs a hook: I was getting bored after a couple minutes.
posted by 23skidoo at 12:29 PM on March 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


Well it's not really the sort of song that has a hook. This is "hi we're all members of this rap collective and here are examples of our lyrics, aren't we the shit?" So instead of a hook you're listening for little turns of phrase you enjoy.

The idea is that if you like a given line, maybe you'll check the group or that individual out.

Think of it like a sampler platter of appetizers instead of a three-course meal.

nadawi - that was pretty cool, thanks. Jean Grae isn't gay but God's Gift is along similar lines.
posted by kavasa at 12:43 PM on March 22, 2011


I guess this video should serve as proof against those who think lesbianism and feminism are inextricably linked.
posted by _superconductor at 1:15 PM on March 22, 2011 [3 favorites]


kavasa - thanks!
posted by nadawi at 1:25 PM on March 22, 2011


Not bad. I thought it was a little explicit for the people rapping. Kids rap all the time but the craziness is usually punctuation, not all the lyrics. The see me in the club/butt plug line kinda cinched it cause the kid looked like he was about 17, though he did have sunglasses on. It wasn't bad but the beat was the best thing of all of it. It had a few moments, and I give them a lot of credit for bursting on the scene with ferocity, I just could use a little more dopeness.
posted by cashman at 1:48 PM on March 22, 2011


At least straight men and gay women can agree that women are awful, awful people for being sexually active.

(I thought they were all pretty talented, but can we please agree to stop calling women "hos"?)
posted by jenlovesponies at 2:46 PM on March 22, 2011


Made my day. Making my day. My day is made.

Thanks for this little bit of joy today!
posted by artof.mulata at 3:42 PM on March 22, 2011


Godda love it, yo.
posted by Twang at 3:52 PM on March 22, 2011


So instead of a hook you're listening for little turns of phrase you enjoy.

I'm exceptionally advanced: I can enjoy a hook AND still keep listening to the lyrics.
posted by 23skidoo at 4:52 PM on March 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


That was really bad.
posted by TheBones at 8:18 PM on March 22, 2011


Gay Rapper discussion and no Big Freedia?

Y'all Get Back Now was released yesterday
posted by synthetik at 7:11 AM on March 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


« Older An interview with Chris Ware from May 2010 at the ...  |  Comic Relief held Red Nose Day... Newer »


This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments