Openly gay artist Tim'm West brings us his latest video for the first single off his new album Fly Brotha. "A Real Man" deals with complexity of dating as a gay man of color and whether or not to display public affection.
The video tackles this issue head on as West is clearly more comfortable with his sexuality than his co-star/partner as the dialogue in the beginning shows. What does it take to be a real man? Should a non-heterosexual man who is unafraid to display public affection towards his same gender partner be considered a "real man"?
These are all questions West's co-star grapples with and undoubtedly many black gay men who haven't fully embraced their total humanity. A consummate artist, West delivers an infectious and smooth song as the soundtrack to a slice of life that because of homophobia many of us are sadly still acquainted with.
Get into A Real Man by Tim'm West featuring Quentin Adams in the video below. You can purchase Fly Brotha here.