Let’s not make gay NYC rap a ‘thing,’” LE1F wrote me in an email after our interview. “I’m not trying to be competing with my friends based on their race and sexuality. The whole ‘room for one’ mentality is homophobic… if the world is ready for a gay rapper, then they’re ready for multiple gay rappers. If we were straight, no one would be comparing us.
Don’t mean to spoil the end of this wonderful piece on gays and rap by Carrie Battan in pitchfork, but man, it’s really good and if this makes you want to read it, then please read the whole thing now.
May this be the first of many discussions about all this.