Tag: urban music

T-Pain calls the urban music community homophobic

In a recent interview with VladTV, singer T-Pain spoke about homophobia in the urban music community. The star stated that a lot of people are still very leery of working with openly gay artists like Frank Ocean; and a lot of guys are too insecure to be comfortable with gay male artists.

5 hard truths that hip-hop fans have to face today

November is Hip-Hop History Month. But instead of looking back at the greatness of the genre’s past, here’s a look at five things fans, media and artists need to recognize about hip-hop’s present. Nostalgia and bias tend to color so much of our commentary, but here’s some clear-eyed critique regarding where the music stands at the end of its 40th year.