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Revelations from Black Gay Men Who Rap

  • Xinling Li
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Abstract

This Chapter analyses the lyrical contents of the rappers studied in this book that directly challenge mainstream hip-hop’s sexism, homophobia, and classism while recollecting the memories of black LGBT artists, activists, and intellectuals who were buried in black history due to their sexuality. With their particular styles of lyricism, not only do out rappers attempt to redeem these forgotten figures’ dignity and continue their legacy but they also seek to expand the orthodox perceptions of blackness, black history, and the relationship between gender and sexuality within the black community.

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  • Xinling Li
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  1. 1.ChengduChina

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