As funny as it may sound (not “haha” funny, but “the Black president” funny), Hip Hop is going to be the determining factor in how American society ultimately treats gays. Think about it for a moment.
A healthy amount of what America weaves into it’s loom (pause) comes from the rowdy,
ununified voice of a young USA. For instance, I saw a man of about 60 years old wearing an eyebrow ring & a “snap back” cap no more than 2 days ago. That was perhaps the most ridiculous thing I’ve seen in a while, but that’s not the point. The point is that there is no way on Jesus Winfrey’s dying planet that that geezer came up with that idea on his own. One of his Hip Hopper grandchildren told him it was “beastly” & now, he looks like an old fool, word to Aunt Ester. But, that’s Hip Hop. We thrive on rebellious expression & unbridled emotion, no? & to further illustrate, that last sentence was a loose definition of the word “flamboyant.” Plus, for all intents & purposes, it makes perfect sense that rap music would be the forum for a gay rap song because of the unisex undertone that’s already exists. An undertone which is really just a microcosm of society. Kind of an art imitates life imitating art scenario. If you’re anything like me, you’ll lump today’s R&B in with Hip Hop, because I’m talking about them, also. Not rap music per se, but Hip Hop, the entertainment industry’s melting pot.
[Sidenote: Also, I have a theory that the more successful an entertainer becomes, the more lady things they require. Prettier jewelry, bigger rooms, more shoes & clothes than they could possibly wear, that sort of thing. Therefore, an apex exists at which you are neither man nor woman. Like Prince or Elton John or The (blood-related) Jacksons. It's a theory in training, but a theory nonetheless...]
When Gangstar’s Guru passed away
somewhat mysteriously last year, eventual rumors of his relationship with “the superproducer” Solar began spreading. “People” speculated & insinuated that maybe Guru was gay. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that.) As quickly as the rumor spread wings, though, the general consensus didn’t give a shit about his sexuality. Especially now that he was dead. It’s 2011. Everybody knows somebody that’s gay. & not for nothing, but when the phrase “No Homo” went sort of mainstream (whatever the hell that means), I knew that the gay community had been accepted on an urbanized level. For lack of a better example, I’ll liken it to little hispanic kids calling each other “nigga,” except completely & totally different, but I’m sure you smell my cologne. Now, Hot 97′s DJ Mister Cee is in the similar situation of having his lifestyle questioned, except he’s still alive & will have to answer questions at some point, even if only to the few Hip Hop fanatics who still care about that sort of thing.
In short, Mister Cee was allegedly caught in a compromising situation with another man (that was dressed as a woman), & arrested for a handful of charges, including lewd acts & exposure. The rumors are swirling & the denials are abound, but it’s hard to argue with NYPD evidence. That in & of itself is the game changer, because where Guru couldn’t respond to his allegations, Mister Cee can. He could possibly change the direction of an entire culture, depending on how forthcoming he is prepared to be. If he was doing things with a dude in a car, he might as well tell it from the mountain at this point. The proverbial cats out of the bag now. If Mister Cee was just the victim of horrid decisions, though, he’ll likely have way more things to account for than a love of man meat (no Manmeet). His lawyer might want to point this out to him.
Up until now, his most public crowning moment was executive-producing Notorious B.I.G.’s first album. Imagine where something like this would place him in the
Hip Hop museum Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Regardless of the direction this unusual situation takes, no judgments here. I’ve been through enough bullshit to have developed a certain tolerance for it’s odor. &, if you must judge, I recommend you use the Eddie Long grade curve.