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3 comments | Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Bloggers are all a buzz about the new book deal signed by former MTV producer Terrance Dean. In this tell all memoir Dean discusses his relationships with closeted rappers in the music and film industry. It is appropriately titled "Hiding in Hip-Hop: Confessions of a Down Low Brother in the Entertainment Industry.

According to O1LT.com, when reached by phone, Dean declined to discuss the book, but a spokeswoman for the publisher said it will identify Dean's closeted exes without naming them. "Let's put it this way: You'll know who they are," she promised. "It's a no-holds- barred look at Hollywood and hip-hop and who's living on the down-low."

Despite the images that rappers portray in front of the camera, it is no secret that homosexuality exists in hip-hop just like it does in every other profession in America. I'm sure this book is going to create a huge workload for a lot of publicists, they're going to have to work overtime to keep their artists sexuality from being questioned.

Wouldn't you hate to be one of the closeted rappers who made the mistake of "playing" with Terrance Dean? All I can say is ,"come out... come out... wherever you are" !

I've compiled a list of potential artists that could be mentioned in this book. Feel free to comment and leave your list, as I'm sure I overlooked some people. They're below on the TV screen where I'm sure they will be this time next year, but for a totally different reason.



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February 07, 2007 6:18 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...


The Terrance Dean book deal is not "according to 01LT." It's according to Radar magazine, which broke the story. The deal was confirmed by the publisher. If it wasn't true, the publisher or Dean would say this. Neither has denied the report. There is a huge difference between "no comment" versus "that is categorically not true."

I really enjoyed your original, personal style of writing. Nowadays, it seems like you are copying Rod's style without his news and journalism background or worst, Keith Boykin's activism without his constituency or cause.

February 09, 2007 7:13 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...


Your comment is a true testament to how popular my blog has become. I've been attacked twice in the last 24 hours and to be honest I'm taking it all in stride.

If you're going to attack my credibility and my skill as a writer then you should at least have the balls to leave your name... and for the record my blog couldn't be any more different than Rod's.

My initial thought was to delete your comment but I welcome everyone's opinion on my site even if I disagree. I will definitely continue writing and following in the footsteps of Keith Boykin as he is a person that I highly respect and I can guarantee that you will continue visiting my site, even when you don't necessarily want too.

Good day.

February 10, 2007 12:59 AM


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