Archive | April, 2011

I’m Gay

27 Apr

Over at NPR, Ann Powers and I sort out the Lil B kerfuffle.

And in other queer hip hop news, we’re celebrating Big Freedia‘s EP by re-watching with this unintentionally hilarious video of Diplo on a cool hunt to locate the Diva of Sissy Bounce in deepest, darkest New Orleans.

Rock on, Poly Styrene

26 Apr

Poly Styrene, feminist punk legend, has moved on up a little higher. Obituary at The Guardian. An appreciation from critic Jayna Brown coming soon on Bully Bloggers.

Update: Phoebe Snow passed on as well. A gloomy day for music.

Update II: Jayna’s appreciation is now up. And another by Nitsuh Abebe.