As hip hop sheds the masculine ideal that has dominated the community for the past few decades, an artist like Cakes da Killa finally has a chance to shine. The New Jersey native has made waves in the past couple of years with his raunchy lyrics and confident flow, not to mention his unapologetic persona of a gay male in a notoriously homophobic genre of music.
We sat down with Killa to talk about the pervasiveness of gay slang in pop culture and his new music. The rapper also drops a little freestyle on us, including a line that could be a new mantra for hip hop's LGBT community: "make a homophobe a hypocrite."
Check out the interview below and look our for our full interview with the rapper next month!
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(Photo: Sam Evans-Butler)