Reconciling Homophobia and Homoeroticism in Hip Hop

Whitey On The Moon

By Luca Tiratelli

Since the decline of groups like “Tribe Called Quest”, “De La Soul” and “The Jurassic 5”, there has only really been one accepted definition of masculinity in Hip Hop. And that vision of manliness is one of hyper-machismo achieved through a combination of violence, physical strength, mental toughness, misogyny and wealth. As Byron Hurt points out it in his fascinating film “Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes”, if you fail to conform to these ideals “People call you soft, or weak or a pussy or a faggot, and no one wants to be any of those things, so everyone stays inside the box”. Perhaps unsurprisingly then, Hip Hop has always had a strong homophobic element to it; in this aforementioned documentary Busta Rhymes declared “what I represent culturally, can not condone it [homosexuality] whatsoever”, and then walked out when asked if a gay rapper could be accepted…

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