Many artist such as Lil B, the XY Movement and (publicly known gay, gangster rapper) Deadlee uses sexual innuendos, personal sexuality and or situations for recognition and attention.
The talented songwriter and singer, Frank Ocean whom first received press in early 2011 after the release of his mixtape Nostalgia, Ultra has been promoting his debut album were he suggests his love for a he and not a she.
The New Orleans ghost writer, previewed his debut album for the London press recently and more than a few critics caught the bisexual undertones Frank Ocean placed in the songs Bad Religion, Pink Matter and Forrest Gump. Read the below excerpt, a review on This Is Max:
“Frank has also opened up about his sexuality on the album, we think it’s brave and admire him for being so honest and sharing such a personal aspect of his life through his music. On the songs Bad Religion and Pink Matter and Forrest Gump you can hear him sing about being in love and their are quite obvious words used like ‘him’ and not ‘her’.
In the world we live in now we can’t see this being an issue or why it should be?? But we do commend him for not continuing a facade and conforming to what a Hip Hop so called rule book expects, we say live your life and be yourself.”
Catch more of this interesting discussion after the jump……
The smooth “R&B” Odd Future member has caused the media to take notice to his upcoming album to determine what his lyrics were really referring to….smart stunt move OR just real lyrics from an artist expressing real feelings and real experiences? What do you think?
Not sure if you all remember the Dallas rapper pictured above, Dphill Spanglishman creator of the “XY” movement, a new trend of straight male artists who wear lipstick and tight, colorful clothing to push gender lines and traditional gender roles…was a definite eyebrow raiser.
Not quite the same scenario, but was Dphill’s 5 minutes of fame & failed attempt for attention a similar pursuit on Ocean’s behalf? As much as we or most of us hip hop/urban music listeners are liberals, are we ready for the R&B Ricky Martin of 2012 or are we still producing Luther’s and Freddie Jackson’s of today?
….And was this a gender-bending strategy to create more listeners and stir publicity? Are we also ready for an urban group of LGBTI or polysexual (the attraction to multiple genders/sexes) entertainers? Or do you even care?
Whether Frank Ocean is the next Rashaan Patterson or not, I’ll be listening. Will you?
Speak on it……