Lesbian rappers belt it out with RainbowNoise

I am not hip. I hate to admit it, but it is true. But I still enjoy “hip” music, including a lot of rap, and this video for “Imma Homo” from RainbowNoise Entertainment is one rap song I definitely like.

Still, the “unhip” factor comes into play because even though some of the artists in the video look to be teenagers themselves, or at least not far out of their teens, I surely wouldn’t want my teenage sons using this kind of language!

Anyway, the video features the combined talents of artists signed to RainbowNoise, a record label “out of Vancouver, Washington/Portland, Oregon specializing in GLBTQ music artists with mainstream commercial appeal,” according to the RN website. “As Gay and Lesbian images continue to grow in popular media, RainbowNoise seeks to set forth responsible and accurate representations within the music industry.”

The site also notes that the label is seeking to expand its roster of talent, and is especially looking for “studs, doms, tombois and bois.” I don’t expect to be auditioning for them soon, but I will be paying attention to who does.

Check out “Imma Homo”:

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If ‘Easy A’ is up for best pic, that means the GLAAD Award nominees are here

I would have mentioned Burlesque, but the Golden Globes beat GLAAD to the punch. Anyhow, those are just two of the nominees GLAAD has announced for this year’s media awards. Unfortunately the Dallas Voice missed out on all the journalism nominations, but you know, the Atlanta Journal Constitution does a great job on LGBT issues?! Congrats are in order. GLAAD’s fetish of pissing on the gay press continues, but really, who are we compared to nominee People Magazine in regards to covering the gay stuff? And hey, what about Ticked-Off Trannies With Knives?

But seriously, I am pretty stoked about the music nominations. The nominees for outstanding music artist (LGBT music artists who released an original album in 2010) are:

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Antony and the Johnsons
Swanlights (Secretly Canadian)
Big Freedia
Big Freedia Hitz Vol. 1 (Big Freedia Records)
Chely Wright
Lifted Off the Ground (Vanguard Records)
Kele Okereke
The Boxer (Glassnote Records)
Scissor Sisters
Night Work (Downtown Record

I’ll go out on a limb and predict Chely Wright as the clear winner, but wouldn’t mind a Big Freedia upset. Nothing against Wright, but Freedia’s was definitely the most exciting of this bunch and took us to places many haven’t been to much before.

GLAAD also announced its Spanish-language nominees.

—  Rich Lopez