Years ago gay rapper Caushun was poised to become the first openly gay hip-hop artist in an industry famous for it's homophobic lyrics and misogynistic attitudes towards women. The media circus surrounding "the gay rapper" baffled many in the gay community for several reasons;Caushun wouldn't be the first gay rapper and certainly wasn't the only gay identified MC to pick up a mic inside or outside of the community.
There's a thriving gay hip-hop scene, or "homo-hop" as it's commonly referred to on the east coast and one talented artist at the forefront of this movement is New York based rapper Bry'Nt.
Bry'Nt's modelesque looks may be a draw to both male and female admirers, but it's his ridiculous flow and unabashed approach to his (homo)sexuality in his lyrics that is gaining him quite a following even in mainstream rap circles.
"The initial reaction is obviously, “What are you doing?” and “Gay people can't rap.” But once they actually hear me rap, they switch up their story: “You're hot for a gay guy.”, says Bry'Nt in an interview with The Windy City Gay Times.
Openly gay since age 15, Bry'Nt describes his music as "rainbow- friendly" and has set out to change the image of gay men in hip-hop. "I feel like I have a responsibility to be openly gay in music because gay people don't have a figure to look to,"says Bry'Nt.
If you're heading down to Miami this weekend for Sizzle make sure to catch Bry'Nt during a live performance. Get into Bry'Nt and a few of the talented east coast rappers who are changing the game in hip-hop in the video below. Also a free download after the jump.
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